Length: 369 pages
Setting: the world of the Age of Fire
Interest: It was recommended by a blog I read. I’m a sucker for a dragon story, so I put it on my reading list.
Summary: We follow Auron, the gray dragon, through his adventures from birth to young dragonhood. He defeats his brothers in the nest, although his one brother is only maimed and brings dwarves and elves to the nest, killing his mother and one sister. He is captured by the elves, but escapes. He is accepted by a wolf pack, assists a company of trading dwarves, adopts a girl child, and seeks out the ancient dragon NooMoahk, where he learns to read and speak many languages. For a while, he sets himself up as lord of a bunch of blighters, but then he is drawn into war. He infiltrates and then destroys the hold of the Wyrmaster, who is taming dragons and using them in war.
Final thoughts: Great book. I liked the fact that the book is told from the point-of-view of the dragon. It has your standard fantasy races of humans, dwarves, and elves, with blighters thrown in for something new. This is the first book in the Age of Fire series. I’ll need to find the others as well.
Title comes from: Since Auron defeated his brothers in the nest, he was considered champion of the nest
Reading challenges fulfilled: None since this is a review of a book from a previous year.
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