But what things did people like about the book?
I liked the plot. The storyline was definitely good. I know dragons are very repetitive in fantasy, but I thought the storyline was somewhat unique.
Yeah, and she definitely was pioneering a lot of those dragon things that we think of as so cliché now, but she was the first.
I liked the fact that her dragons weren't usual mythological dragons. Like, with the entire eye thing, she tried to go for something different, so I liked that a lot.
I remember when first read it being so interested by the fact that they couldn't just breathe fire, they had to eat rock and belch out fire.
I'm wondering how they learned that.
Well, it's explained in later books.
That's what I would expect.
It was genetically engineered.
I did like the fact that she explained—there are little things in the book that explain questions I hadn't even asked yet. Like the thing about how they do the games. They never really even focus on it or talk about it, but then you get it. "Oh, they must do those game things every year to keep the dragons in shape between two Passes!"
Yeah, keep them practicing, keep them still able to fly and do maneuvers and stuff. They must have invented that just to keep them doing stuff. And then people got into it, I guess, and made it important.
It said that some dragon died because of firestone. Does that mean that they feed them firestone in the games?
But isn't that dangerous?
It is, but it keeps them trained, even though they don't understand it at this point.
During a Thread attack shouldn't be the first time they try it out.
But breathing flame at each other?
That was an accident.
Oh, okay. I was scared. I was like, "Do they want to kill each other?"