Fledgling is a young adult fantasy novel about a mixed human elf. With the elf and the human nation at war Jaevid does not fit in with anyone except his mother. With her death, at twelve, Jaevid is shipped off to live with his human father. Yet the stars align, and through a series of events Jaevid becomes a Dragonrider.
This is the first book in a four book series. It is a lot of character introductions with some good action to keep the reader engaged. The plot is a pretty classic tale, yet it is done in a way that is engaging and makes you want to keep reading. It would be appropriate for late elementary school and up. As an adult I still enjoyed it immensely.
The writing starts off a little choppy. There are way to many extra commas and the word placement was weird. Do not be put off it does not last past the first chapter. The rest of the writing is beautiful. The characters are engaging and distinct. Each character has their own distinct voice and personality, although it is all highlighted through Jaevid's perception.
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