This book is about dragons and not going with the flow. So basically, this book is something I will be gushing over for a while.
Mira is basically the face of a treaty of peace between the isles. The treaty states that everyone is equal and no one can own a dragon and so on and so forth. But just like we have seen in our own world today, just because a piece of paper says everyone is equal, doesn’t mean that everyone sees everyone as equal. It actually gets pretty political which I couldn’t stop comparing it to the discrimination we are dealing with here in 2017.
Mira does whatever she is told whenever she is told to do it. She has a pretty face, which she is told her is her only asset, and so she uses it to unite the people. Her real passion is with her best friends: dragons. So when she finds out the reason the dragons (the Children of the Gods) are disappearing and no one will take her seriously…
They put her in The Pit, which is where they put their high-watch prisoners.
Mira deals with PTSD and anxiety. Being the face of the treaty, and not everyone agreeing with said treaty, she has had some people want her dead. She deals with it by counting. I feel the whole mental-side of this was really well done.
The world building is slow but a good slow. There are a lot of different types of dragons, small and big, and the whole gods-aspect is something to grasp your mind around. But like, dragons though.
I feel this book could have been a prequel to the next book. It built-up a lot for the series and I am excited to see what unfolds in this series!