With the promise of a dragon, I set the bar really high before reading, and I was not disappointed.
Neram is a young girl struggling to get by with her mother. Deemed a fatherless outcast by others, life is anything but easy. All that changes shortly after she stumbles on a dragon egg. On hatching, Neram gets a heap more trouble in trying to keep it fed and hidden. When Dramor and her warm up to each other, they set out on a quest to stop a magic-stealing sorcerer who has not overlooked the dragon's magic power--and the creature's ability to stop him.
Hawk was a great character as well who I found myself quickly liking. Cute, calm, and as Neram is a bit of a bittercase, (which is understandable) he was just the right healing presence for her. But I was siding entirely with Neram on my views of Margot--in short, I really wanted to throw something at her, especially in the beginning.
Overall I really enjoyed this magical story as it reads like a classic at a quick-pace, and the characters were memorable. If you have a tween and up into dragons, this is a great book to look into.