Pro Epic and thrilling story
Stackpole begins with a prelude, The Dark Glory War, very much in the vein of what the Hobbit is to the Lord of the Rings. It is left on a cliffhanger for you to immediately desire to read the trilogy: Fortress Draconis, When Dragons Rage, and The Grand Crusade.
Pro Classic fantasy reimagined
Stackpole has created a world with the breadth and depth of Tolkien, that takes the reader on a world saving adventure that included men, elves, dragons, wizards, and some original fantasy races and creatures that are a breath of fresh air to such a large genre.