The main character is a dragon. And the story is told from his point of view from hatching, through his formative years (which are quite entertaining), and up into his adulthood - or drakehood as it's called in the book.
The books is subtitled Book One of the Age of Fire. I guess that means there will be more books set in this same world. Good, I can't wait! This book ends with a happy ending and it could be a perfectly good standalone novel - but if the author, E. E. Knight, can make future installments as good as this, I'll read them!
I'm going to look up some E. E. Knights earlier works too. My local library doesn't have them, so I may have to actually purchase one to see if it's as good, and worth buying more.
Note: This review was originally published on my family blog. And I have since read the next two books in the series. Which are just as good - if not better. I've also started reading E. E. Knight's Vampire Earth series and am enjoying that as well. I follow the author on his LiveJournal; you should too!