The throwaway ending kept me from giving this a four. But the middle was a lot of fun. Putting the two main world dragon narratives next to each other in the same book was a great idea, and Eversole was playful enough with it so that there were a couple of laugh-out-loud moments in there. When the king and knights get sent on a goose chase to the east, it sets up the best moment in the book (no spoiler). From there, it seems like Eversole was just trying to figure out how to wind down. The 'and everybody was friends' ending is not interesting or even part of the fun.