I thoroughly enjoyed the main character, Kyra. She is strong and brave, a fierce protector of those she loves and a friend to animals. Kyra isn't like other girls, she wants to be a warrior and he father, a war chief, doesn't quite know what to do with her. Kyra's destiny and possibly the destiny of her people finds Kyra during an act of kindness in the form of a dragon.
The story really has three main threads, with three seperate leads. Kyra is only one of the leads. Merck and Alec are two additional characters that you get a brief glimpse of, but they are not fully developed yet. I found the story to be somewhat choppy moving in and out of story lines, unlike her other works. Still, I think the potential is there for later development and for this to be a truly wonderful series. I will definitely read the next one to see how the story progresses. I gave it 3/5 stars, only because the story didn't necessarily flow easily.