The White Dragon: In Fire Forged, Part One

Laura Resnick. Never believe authors’ notes that say the book couldn’t possibly be shorter, that it simply HAD to be published in two volumes, yadda yadda. It isn’t a bad book, and I look forward to reading the sequel, but it certainly could have been tightened up a lot. There’s a good mystery (although it seems to have been mostly exposed already without being solved by the characters), and an interesting struggle between two kinds of magic.