This is the second book in the Age of Fire series, following Dragon Champion.
Length: 372 pages
Setting: the Age of Fire world, concurrent with Dragon Champion
Summary: Short version: Wistala gets revenge on the dwarves that attacked her nest
Long version: We start at the same time as Dragon Champion, but this time follow the life of Wistala, a female dragon. The cave is attacked and Wistala and Auron escape. They split up and Wistala goes off to find her father. She finds him badly wounded, but helps him to recover. He is killed by Dragonblade, who hunts Wistala. She is taken in by the elf, Rainfall, who teaches her as if she were an elf. She travels the world in a circus, before hatching a plan to take revenge on the dwarves who attacked her nest and the Thane threatening Rainfall. She starts a war between the dwarves and the barbarians, killing many of them. She also makes peace with Dragonblade, who tells her Auron is still alive.
Final thoughts: A high adventure fantasy story. I appreciated the viewpoint being that of the dragon. It was an interesting twist having the two stories start at the same point. I expected this book to be about Auron, so I surprised when it was about Wistala. I’m sure the third one will be about the copper dragon, especially since Wistala had a prophecy about three dragons coming together. There were some interesting parallels between Auron and Wistala’s lives, considering they were both educated and looked for other of their kind.
Title comes from: Wistala managed to avenge her parents’ death by killing the dwarf clan who attacked them
Reading challenges fulfilled: None since this is a review of a book from a previous year.
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