Description The debut novel from the acclaimed illustrator—a high fantasy adventure featuring dragons and deadly politics. Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, she anticipates a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon—one of the rare and mythical High Dragons—makes an appearance in her quiet valley. Political factions vie for control of the implied message, threatening her aspirations, her aerie, her entire way of life. The bond between dragons and their riders is deep and life-long, and Maia’s desire for a dragon of her own to train, ride, fly, and love drives her to take a risk that puts her life at stake. She is swept into an adventure that pits her against the deathless Horrors, thralls of the enemy, and a faceless creature drawn from her fear. In her fight to preserve everything she knows and loves, she exposes a conspiracy, unearths an ancient civilization, and challenges her understanding of her world—and of herself.
The Summer Dragon - Staff Choice by Tiemen Come for the dragon art, stay for the story. Renowned fantasy artist Todd Lockwood proves that he is not only great at making drawings of dragons, but that he's also a pretty damn good storyteller.
Great worldbuiling, a couple of very compelling action sequences and with dragons - especially the babies - that will steal your heart.
Especially recommended for fans of David Eddings and Terry Brooks.