This is a well-written, fantastic book. I am not a stranger to this series; I have read every book. It was only after completing the series that I looked back and realized that this one is the best. This book, and this series for that matter, is good for someone who likes fantasy, as well as a kind of wry humor about old fairy tales and the way things always used to work in them. Meet Cimorene, a princess from a "proper" kingdom who just isn't proper. She isn't interested in learning dancing or embroidery, or the proper moments to scream when being carried off by giants. She prefers learning about magic, taking fencing lessons, and many other un-princess-like activities that her fairy godmother and parents agree just "isn't done." When her parents, behind her back, arrange for he to marry a perfectly proper, and very dumb, prince, Cimorene is furious. Taking the advice of the enchanted toad she encountered, she runs off to VOLUNTARILY become the princess of a dragon, something that certainly is never done. Read about Cimorene's adventures with the dragons, encounters with annoying wizards, and desperate efforts to discourage the manly knights and princes to just LEAVE HER ALONE. Plenty of excellent reading. Great book!