Review of Highfire by Erin Colfer
I loved the grumpy, jaded dragon of a main protagonist but had trouble with the purely evil bad guy.
Vern! What I love love loved about this book were the grumpy, jaded dragon, the unlikely and endearing friendships, the dragon-life details, and the vivid bayou setting.
I had a really tough time with the purely evil bad guy who showed no possible redemption or depth of character but stooped to increasingly horrifying depths of depravity, torture, and intensely dark impulses. It was difficult to spend so much page time with such a character and in his thoughts.
I have a little bit of a thing for dragon books, especially gruff talking dragons who reluctantly reveal their hearts of gold. I thought the ending of this book was nicely open-ended and satisfying without being too easy.
I was provided with an advance copy of this book through NetGalley and HarperCollins Publishers in exchange for an honest review.
What did you think?
This is by the author of the Artemis Fowl series, but Highfire is decidedly for adults.
My favorite dragon books are the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik; His Majesty's Dragon is the first.