This one arrived in my inbox as a pre-order I'd forgotten about, so that was a nice surprise.
Finally, at last, we have the concluding volume (along with a rather charming epilogue) of the expxixcx EPIC fantasy tale of Hualiama and Grandion's love affair, along with world-shaking (literally) changing the course of history in the Cloud-islands world.
Honestly, I felt that things got just a wee bit out of control, over the top at times. Jaw-dropping awesomeness can only happen so many times before one's jaw dislocates.
Criticism out of the way, this has to be one of the most amazing step-it-up-a-notch-or-five concluding volumes to a series that I've ever read. The potential awkwardness of a cross-species love affair between Lia (originally human) and Grandion (the uniquely impressive, and attractive tourmaline dragon is entirely satisfactorily resolved, although of course I dare not tell you how.
It is a thumping, thundering final book on a cosmic scale.
A wonderfully imagined world, deeply explored; a fantastic variety of creatures (especially, of dragonkind!); a tapestry of individual tales and encounters; intrigue, drama, romance and suspense; action, adventure and war, the Dragonfriend series has absolutely everything you could ask for.