It is a delight to write back to back positive reviews. Ms. White did a great job. This has a bit more romance than most fantasies but not in a negative way. The setting has clearly defined evil characters who are counterpointed by the Riders who are the defenders of good. In the middle of the conflict are the ordinary folks trying to get along and make a living.
The Riders are not restricted to dragons which was an interesting facet of the story. As opposed to nobility, it appears the Riders hold sway over the minds of the people. The plot is light against dark and in spite of it's simplicity it reads well. The characters are the linchpin of the story.
I highly recommend.
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