Finally! I finally finished Dragon Prince. I've been reading it for almost 3 weeks, which is a horrifically long time for me — part of it was that the book was long, but the biggest reason was that I've been pretty busy lately.
Dragon Prince was October's selection for the fantasy/sci-fi book club my husband and I belong to. I haven't liked the last couple of books (Gardens of the Moon and The Witches of Chiswick, mainly — The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy was all right), so I was relieved that this one I actually did like. I was surprised that no one else in our book club did, however.
There were a few things I liked about it. I liked the world Melanie Rawn created, for one thing, especially the politics — they were fairly complex and interesting. Unlike Gardens of the Moon, however, which also had a complex political structure, it was easier to follow. Moreover, I felt the story really flowed. I liked the characters and was able to follow the from one thing to the next without feeling confused or annoyed like I was with Gardens of the Moon.
This is the first book of a trilogy, and I'm requesting the next book, The Star Scroll, from my library in ebook format. We'll see if I like it as much as I liked this one!