This is one of those books, that when you open it up you have to let your imagination run wild. You cannot be close-minded at all.
Now, imagine for one minute that dragons exist.
They would need to be studied, much like everything else in the world, to be understood. As we study things, we are better able to coexist.
If dragons were real, this would be one-hell-of-an account from a female historian. It would be as close to an animal expedition as one could get.
Though I am not convinced this book is for everyone. Fantasy and Sci-fi fans will enjoy it I think, possibly even historical fans, just not die-hard romantics. There is nothing romantic about this story in the least.