This is a book I kinda wish I'd read as an e-book, it comes in at 830 pages and is a doorstop of a book (Husband did remark that you could do damage with it). In a world with dragons almost a thousand years ago an evil dragon was defeated and sealed up. Legends have built about it and now there are those who believe that all dragons are evil, those who revere dragons, those who revere evil dragons and those who wonder why people are wondering why anyone is worrying about something that is in the past.
Shannon has created an interesting world with varieties of people and cultures and complicated politics. There is room at the end for sequels but there doesn't need to be any.
It took a while to read but it kept me reading. It didn't travel with me!!!