Another book that sounded like it would be perfect for me, supernatural creatures and their riders, someone struggling against odds. It read like several other authors that I have enjoyed, but this didn't quite work for me, things weren't helped by the fact that the information on the back contains a bit of a spoiler. Arren Cardockson is from a race who were slaves where he lives, however he has risen to the status of Griffin's companion, however many people want him to fail, in some ways obviously. I have read a fair few of these and a lot of what happened was a bit obvious, particulalry for fans of the genre. I wasn't interested enough to continue following the series.