Although Dragon Slippers
was both imaginative and original, this sequel is disappointingly simple and predictable. One plot development, just after the climactic battle, was genuinely intriguing. Unfortunately, it failed to deliver much beyond still more opportunities for Creel to lose her temper at the bigotry of dragon-hating humans.
It escapes me how two girls can cling to the back of a dragon in the midst of a fierce aerial battle, and yet be unable to hold on to a spire on a slanted roof.
I do love the way this book embraces embroidery and dress-making, constantly describing the materials and outfits of some extremely ostentatious dressers.
I also love Creel's comment on calling in the love interests who were "in the hall sharpening knives and talking about hunting, or whatever it is that men do when they're alone."