It starts off exactly the same as the first book, with dragons hatching, but from the point of view of AuRon's sister, Wistala. So the beginning of the book is a complete rehash of events we already know. Then the rest of the book is really, really boring. I liked the first one alright but will not be continuing this series. Besides, I have heard nothing but terrible things about the last book in the series, so there's not much point in getting there.