I enjoyed reading this one, although, compared to the other 5 this one has a bit of an in-betweenish feel to it. The plot is in the details, in bits of conversation, in subtle changes of character and opinion. It feels more like the setting of the stage for the next book, which I hope will have a bit more meat.
One of the things I'd like to see is a fleshing out of some of the secondary characters such as Roland, Tharkay and Rankin. They have spent months or even years travelling together, but I have very little sense of their personalities and they are often invisible. Surely they have an inner life? From the ending of book 5 I had good hopes of getting to know Tharkay (and his motivations) better, but he is still a mystery. I know more about the personalities of the secondary dragons at this point.