The second in the series, this book was better than the first, seemingly more mature. Vetch, now Kiron, has entered his homeland of Alta, though it is not the haven he expected. He tells his story of how he raised his tame dragon and escaped from Tia. Kiron makes new friends and begins training a new wing of Jousters who will raise dragons from the egg. Meanwhile, he begins to discover that something is terribly wrong in Alta, and the more he learns, the more his concern grows. Read to find out how Kiron and his new friends plan to thwart the enemies within Alta.
Good Book. Second in the series and even better then the first. It has a lot of intrgue and is well-written. There is lots of dragons but it doesn't skimp on characters either. I was bit suprised by how much I enjoyed it. :)
Young Vetch, former serf turned dragon boy, and his hand-reared dragon, Avarte, escape from Tia and cross the deadly desert to Altan-controlled lands. Back among his own people, Vetch becomes indispensable because he knows how to tame newly hatched dragons, which then don't need to be drugged into submission. All is not well with the Altans, however. The Magi, who work their will on the world, have great powers they use to prolong the war that is raging for their own benefit. There's plenty of dragon lore as Vetch, now known as Kiron, teaches a close-knit cadre of young jousters how to bond with dragonets and train them for combat in the hope of ending the war.