Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: DAW, 2006
Series: The Dragon Jousters, Book 4
Synopsis: Kiron has secretly gathered an army of dragon riders to seek refuge in the abandoned desert city they have named Sanctuary, where they join with other dragon riders to rid their world of both war and magical domination. But now it is time to build a new society in Aerie: an ancient city that seems to have been designed for dragon riders and their dragons.
Review: This was a great ending to a wonderful series. Kiron and his friends must fight one last battle so that Alta and Tia, now joined into one nation called Altia, can be free of the evil mages once and for all. The Nameless Ones have come for a final awful battle and even the gods have taken notice.
From their new desert cliff city of Aerie, the final battle is fought. It was exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat. The ending wrapped up nicely, with hope and determination for a better future. I'll miss Kiron and the rest of the characters. I'll miss the dragons far more. They were so believable and realistic.
Rating: 9 / 10