Ascension is a great story that follows Gorliad through his Ascension, or rise from egg to whatever he becomes
(no spoilers here).
Let's start where readers start: The cover art is amazing! It made me want to read the book.
When I started reading it was immediately different from most books I have read because of the perspective. It comes from the perspective of dragons (and sometimes dwarfs). In many fantasy books the dragons are feared and looked at as some kind of thing to be killed. So the perspective of this book in itself is refreshing and original.
The story is engaging yet detailed. I have enough information that I can picture everything that is happening, and make predictions of what is to come, and yet the story isn't bogged down, or slowed down by too much. It is a perfect balance of setting the stage and giving me non-stop action.
Several times while reading this book I started to guess what might happen next. While I was often right, I was also sometimes surprised by the turn of events which is fun for me as a reader.
The ending of the book is fantastic! The climax battle sequence, was very well done, and left me completely satisfied! I also love that it packaged up the entire book into something you can read as a stand alone, but I am also excited for the next installment that will bring me back into Kendualdern.
Easily the best book I've read this summer! Five Stars!