I usually dislike it when an author completely changes the characters in the middle of a series. It usually makes me really sad to suddenly have all brand new characters and not see the characters that I've grown so close to. That's how I felt when I started reading this book, but by the end, I realized how well the author tied the old characters from books 6-10. I love how books 6-10 were about completely different dragons and characters, but when you read the new books, some of the old characters are mentioned and even show up. Like how Clearsight was introduced in books 6-10 and showed up again in different situations and things like the Book of Clearsight.The author did a really good job of tying the two continents and what's happening and happened on each together. I would recommend this book and series to those around Middle School who love fantasy, magic, mythical creatures, and books.