Congratulations on finishing your novel! I'm on whatever revision of one of my own. I quit numbering them.
Anyway, while I write in a different genre, I read all types. You have some interesting imagery in your beasts. The eagle elk is intriguing. I like that your protagonist is 'marked'. There could be quite a fascinating story here....
But....I was not drawn in. I read several pages, hoping for the 'hook' but it didn't come, at least not in time. Before you spend the money for an editor, I would suggest you revisit tutorials on character development and psychic distance. You are keeping the reader at bay, not letting him truly enter the story. The dragon appears, then goes away. Surely this is momentous, but it is lost in the mundane telling of the protagonist's ordinary daily routine and him spooking the eagle-elk.
Mostly, I think you need to 'show' not 'tell'. I'm sure this is an old refrain but if you can spot the difference, it will make your dragon and your protagonist come alive. For example....
I would revise, something to this effect.
Thunder came from the east, thunder that rattled my thoughts, made me drop my tools and shake with awe. Fire spewed from metallic skin, and smoke billowed in a never ending tail. Ash wafted past my nose and made me cough. The old tale spinner's description paled when compared with the reality of the monstrous beast above me.
This is just a quick example of putting the reader immediately in the narrator's head. Others do it better than me, but I have learned by my own mistakes. One agent who requested more pages rejected my novel for too much telling, not enough showing. She was with a top agency, and I missed an opportunity because I hadn't learned the basics. It's a sacred rule. Try rewriting the first few pages with this in mind. There are some really good suggestions on the Jericho website about how to do this. Look for 'Show Don't Tell' under the library tab. They have some great examples there.
Please take this as constructive criticism. I want to read your fabulous tale when you have it polished up! Also, don't query until it's truly ready. I learned the hard way but have rewritten extensively and hope to start the process again soon.
Good luck! And don't be discouraged. If you need to, put your draft aside for a bit and try rewriting certain passages as exercise. When you begin to see the difference, go back and edit the whole thing again.