Summary: A boy finds a dragon egg in a secluded wilderness, hatches it, and sets out with a few companions on a journey to combat a tyrannical ruler, meeting elves, dwarves, and evil monsters and minions along the way. For a more detailed summary, click here.
Wind howled through the night, carrying a scent that would change the world. A tall shade lifted his head and sniffed the air. He looked human except for his crimson hair and maroon eyes.
He blinked in surprise. The message had been correct: they were here. Or was it a trap? He weighed the odds, then said icily, "Spread out; hide behind trees and bushes. Stop whoever is coming . . . or die."
Around him shuffled twelve Urgals with short swords and round iron shields painted with black symbols. They resembled men with bowed legs and thick, brutish arms made for crushing. A pair of twisted horns grew above their small ears. The monsters hurried into the brush, grunting as they hid. Soon the rustling quieted and the forest was silent again.
Writing Quality: 3/10
Depth of Concept: 2/10
Rounded Characters: 2/10
Well-Developed World: 4/10
Page Turner: 4/10
Kept Me Thinking: 2/10
Overall Recommendation: 3/10