In this final iteration of Dirt, things are coming to a head. As Dragon Leader, Sylvi, tries to unite the bulk of Preland against the invaders from the north, led by the fanatical priests, the True Path, who have corrupted the legends of Pree for their own benefit, you can tell the final battles will not only be climatic, but bloody and action-packed. People of Dirt is a substantial book, but at no time did I notice the length of the story. Hogan's ability to keep a reader entranced with both action and great dialogue is well known to me.
I am in awe of the incredible depth and detail of the world created by C. C. Hogan. This author has made real a world of fantasy and dragons that few authors are capable of achieving. Without giving away the plot, at all, I would just say this: "Any author who can make a reader physically cry over the death of an imaginary dragon character is an author worthy of respect and following." C. C. Hogan IS such an author. I can highly recommend People of Dirt and the entire, wonderful, Dirt series. I will miss it. Kudos to Hogan.