A great follow-up to The Dragon Reborn. This book should be viewed as a set-up to the larger story. The first two books in series are largely background and general set-up, while the third book should be viewed more as the culmination of pre-story. Quite a bit occurs during the story, though there is not much in the way closure to any minor story line. It's clear that the events of this book are going to be important later on and the large amount of background information truly makes the series richer.