I was given this by the author for my honest opinion and review. After I read The Last Dragonslayer I was worried a little about reading the next book. Saul and what is left of his comrades are head back to see Empress Jade to get his reward. They are stopped by a plague infected city. Forced underground into tunnels with Rat people. It is a lot dark and a bit gruesome. I do like that Vashni is opening up a bit more in this book I like that she is almost calling them friends…Oh I found about the dragon cult that is after them. I love the description in this book. IT was all senses on deck. It is well worth the read.