Let me just say from the beginning that this novel is now one of my top 5 favorites.
It starts off just like the popular isekai series, and in this case the man becomes a dragon. The story is in a first person view, so you'll see a lot of soliloquy / the MC's thought in the whole series. Currently, at least two chapters is written in another person viewpoint, which is always a plus for me.
He died of old age at the beginning of the story, which is a bit unusual in an isekai, and got reincarnated to an age where humanity has no civilization.
At the beginning of some chapters, the novel starts off with the year to keep track of the chronological order of things. This whole building civilization thing really tickle a Civilization game fan such as me. And I thought that the way the author explain how the civilization were before he came was very interesting and well thought off. I also like the quote (from the novel characters itself) that the author put in the beginning of the chapters, which is kinda poetic.
Author definitely put some thoughts to the plot. They don't just happen without any reason whatsoever, and the explanations given seem to be understandable. For example, there is magic in this world of course, but the author put some thought to explain the "system" of magic in this world. As in, you don't just suddenly make a fireball appear from your hand. With just one caveat: throughout the story I think it is best to keep in mind that this is another era, with a different way of thinking than our current world.
The prologue might starts off like a typical harem story, which might put off some people at first. But I urge you to keep reading past that, as I found myself to highly enjoy the romance in this story.
There is quite a lot of actions in the story, but that's not just what this novel is all about. This is definitely not a novel where the MC just bash everything in his way. A lot of things happen in-between as the MC learn about things, the other characters react to him, all following the main idea of how he's trying to build a civilization. The mood can be lighthearted sometimes to downright serious and tear-jerking in some chapters. Plot does not feel cliche and there's some good amount of creativity involved in how the author progress the story.
Overall, I highly enjoyed this journey so far and I can't wait to see how it goes from here. And those gorgeous artworks.... I just can't get enough of them! Whether it is a picture of cute girls, fantasy lizardman, a wild man, or a dragon smiling! I highly recommend this novel to anyone who wants a not-so-cliche isekai story with a well thought plot.