REVIEW...Dragons want to mate, dragons get mad; teenagers want to mate, teenagers bicker and feud. That's about it.
What I liked:
✅ A few nice character moments
✅ Enjoyed to see the dragons develop
✅ Dragon city, Kelsingra, is beautifully described
What I didn't like:
✖ 11 POVs is WAY too many
✖ rushed climax; all the action happens off-screen
✖ Hobb abandons her trademark "grey" villains and heroes for paper-cutouts
✖ I just don't care about Hest as a villain; the Chalcedean (especially the Duke) were uninteresting and un-menacing
✖ originally planned as two books (which would have worked), it was stretched out into 4
✖ Zero cares about Tellator/Amarinda plotline
✖ Thymarra, Rapskal, and Tats love triangle just uncompelling
✖ Selden's plotline was rushed and thrown in: should have been the centerpiece of the book
✖ Every human character fell flat
Rating 1.5/5 Genre: Fantasy Verdict: I'm just happy it's over...