I was provided with a free ARC of this book through NetGalley.
4 out of 5 stars.
Darn that was good. This book and its predecessor have very rich and poetic writing for something still so action-packed. The premise of dragons in a modern Canada is engaging and sometimes hilarious. I actually ended up liking this one a bit better than the first. The main characters are moving out into the larger world, so you get more of a sense of what Canada would look like in an alternate timeline populated with dragons. You also see Owen and Siobhan interacting with more adults and authority figures, so it really broadens the story and their characters. They grow up a little and we get to learn more about their world. It also moves the story westward geographically, which is closer to where I actually live, so it was a lot easier to imagine dragons swooping over the prairies than it was for me to picture forested Ontario. I love that such a solid piece of fantasy came from a Canadian, and if this is the last in this series, I would still hope that this world gets revisited.