This book was a high fantasy world in which the main focus is dragons. The setting is in this land surrounded by mountains, in which the weather is always perfect, because the dragons control it. Anything beyond the mountain range is the wildlands, in which everyone is bloodthirsty, and it’s not at all propaganda. Don’t think about it too much.
I think the single best thing about this book was the level of immersion, the level that when you finish reading, you miss something so acutely and you don’t know why. It’s surprising, especially looking back, because it wasn’t an amazing book. The dragons were good, they always are, but nothing was new about them. There was the typical “main character who’s so quiet and docile gets the most destructive option and it’s such a shock” thing. The politics in which they suppress any who speak out against the government’s ideals was nicely portrayed, but nothing groundbreaking. It was just a very middle of the road book.
Overall, it’s like a 2.7 star book, nothing amazing, but nothing horrible. In all fairness it is more designed for children, so I might be looking at it too critically. I didn’t hand pick this or anything, I saw it somewhere and read it until I finished. I suppose for someone who hasn’t read too many books, it’s a good introduction to fantasy, it doesn’t require much in depth reading. So, if you want to get into fantasy with a simple read, go for it! If you are an experienced reader, maybe don’t.