First written review, and it’s not going to overwhelm you folks, since this book left me feeling so incredibly meh that I can’t even work up vitriol about it.
Hidden is Book 1 of the Dragonlands series, which hardly matters since I cannot come up with a single compelling reason to continue the franchise. Since it’s the first book, like first installments before it, this book is required to do a lot of the heavy lifting of world building and character creation. Unfortunately, it does neither in a way that matters, though you can tell Jensen is trying.
End result? Skip it. It’s not terrible, I’m not mad at it, I didn’t throw it at a wall after finishing it because the ending made me mad (I’m looking at you Gone Girl and Her) – I just have no idea why I even finished reading it in the first place.