Item description for DragonQuest (Dragon Keepers Chronicles #2) by Donita K. Paul...
Overview This second, exciting fantasy following "DragonSpell" continues the story of dragonkeeper Kale as she leads a band of companions on a daring quest to rescue a dragon. Young Adult.
Publishers Description A New Quest Begins A dragonkeeper of Paladin, Kale is summoned from the Hall to The Bogs by the Wizard Fenworth to serve as his apprentice and tend his newly hatched meech dragon, Regidor. But Kale isn't going alone. The Hall is sending a student to monitor her performance and report back to the scholars. Worst of all, it's Bardon- an older boy Kale finds irritating, but who at least can hold his own in a sword fight. New Friendships Are Forged Meanwhile, the Wizard Risto has seized another meech dragon, bringing him dangerously close to gaining the power he seeks. So with only a motley band of companions, Kale sets out on a desperate quest to rescue the second meech, to free those dragons already enslaved, and to thwart Risto's devious plans. It's up to Kale to lead the search and to embrace the role that's rightfully hers. But will her efforts be enough to save the land of Amara from the dark future that awaits at Risto's hands?
Citations And Professional Reviews DragonQuest (Dragon Keepers Chronicles #2) by Donita K. Paul has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Advance - 06/01/2005 page 117
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jun 7, 2005
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series Dragon Keepers Chronicles
Series Number 2
ISBN 1400071291 ISBN13 9781400071296
Availability 0 units.
More About Donita K. Paul
Donita K. Paul is a retired teacher and award-winning author of Dragonspell. When not writing, she is often engaged in mentoring writers of all ages. Donita lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her two grown children make her proud and her two grandsons make her laugh. Her dog is a constant companion, even having his own chair at the computer desk.
Reviews - What do customers think about DragonQuest?
Anyone hear that crunching sound? Mar 10, 2007
The sound of words being eaten, eaten away.
Confession time: I made several negative comments in my review of DragonSpell (which I still agree with). But I also made several predictions, negative ones, and I have to say I was completely wrong.
I could tell by the first page of this book that Ms. Paul's writing style had improved. I could tell about twenty pages in that her characterization had improved. And I could tell about fifty pages in that this book had a really, really compelling plot. Best of all, the "moral dilemma" I had so begged for had come, too, with Kale's mother number 1 and mother number 2.
Did I mention there was a lot more humor, too, which is always nice with Christian fiction?
Dar is better, funny and loyal. Kale is better, smart and interesting. Two new dragons are introduced. The meech egg from Book 1 is back, almost fully grown, and there's another meech dragon too, a female in bondage to the evil guy, Risto. And the protagonists being who they are, they must rescue her.
And -- wait for it -- this book actually has a BATTLE at the end! A real one! Involving real danger!
Quite exciting. I was hoping DragonQuest would be better, I really was, because the premise of the series had so much potential, and I'm always up for reading Christian fiction as long as it isn't too preachy. The preachiness died in this book. Granted, it's obvious that it IS Christian fiction. But the characters aren't robots who spew Paladin's teachings all over the place (or, in non-fantasy Christian fiction, robots who become Christians and a week later know fifty Bible verses by heart). They're real, flawed, funny people.
Why, then, did I give it only four stars?
Well, there are little annoying details such as some awkward dialogue, confusing scenes, and just an edge of predictability. (Though, in all fairness, I was surprised when it was discovered that the dragons really hadn't deserted after all.)
So, of course it wasn't perfect -- but what is? It was compelling, and MUCH better than the first, so I'll be borrowing DragonKnight as soon as I can.
great sequel! May 18, 2006
I've always loved anything that has to do with dragons, so when i saw DragonSpell i wanted to read it, when i finished it, i was sad that i had. you know that feeling when you're coming to the end of the book and your happy your gonna finish it, but your sad that you are gonna finish it? yeah, thats how i felt. when i finished it, i looked into the author, and learn a little more about, to find out she already wrote two more! i was so happy, and imediatelly ordered DragonQuest. It is a great story, but if you haven't read the first one, you're going to be clueless. lol I can't wait to read what happens to Bardon and Kale in the next one, DragonKnight! BYE
Captivates fantasy lovers! Mar 28, 2006
Kale and her friends return in this mesmerizing sequel to DragonSpell. Two weeks into her training at the Hall, Kale, a dragonkeeper for Paladin, is summoned to help the aging Wizard Fenworth with the meech dragon she quickened. Two minor dragons and a furry young street urchin are already under her care, but there's also an irksome someone to report on her and train her to defend herself - Bardon, a structured older boy called the Snitch behind his back.
Facing danger even to get to Fenworth's, the group soon finds that their journey is only beginning. The evil Wizard Risto has seized another meech to further his plans of taking over Amara. As they travel to free dragons already enslaved by Risto's influence, the mystery surrounding the mother Kale never knew begins to be hampered by more questions.
Rich in adventure, deep in insight, and filled with the intriguing creative touches that fantasy readers love, this book is a must-read for all ages. Seven high races and seven evil races people Amara, portrayed in detail and kept distinct. Multi-dimensional characters become friends you wish you could meet. Dragons permeate the story like a flock of tropical birds, with vivid coloring and varied personalities. The author also adds mind-speaking abilities, wizardry, gateways to travel long distances instantly, and a cloak with pockets that don't bulge, but these elements are only frosting to deeper issues like trust and discipline. A twisting and suspenseful plot finishes the novel on a high note but leaves room for sequels to come. The Dragonkeeper Chronicles are books sure to captivate every lover of fantasy. - Katie Hart, Christian Book Previews.com
Awesome! Mar 16, 2006
I LOVED 'Dragonquest'. It had a great storyline, interesting characters, and several other excellent points!
I can hardly wait for 'Dragonknight'! Donta K. Paul is a great writer! 'Dragonspell' had me caught up with the first page and 'Dragonquest' had me on the edge of my seat. I want more!
If you like fantasy, read this. I read it three or four times back-to-back. This is a GREAT book! Five out of Five.
Legossi Nov 29, 2005
If you liked DragonSpell you'll love DragonQuest. I have read DragonSpell a few times and like it very much, so when I heard about DragonQuest, its sequel, I decided to get it. It took me only a few hours to read. I couldn't put it down. Now I've read both books many times over and eagerly await the next in the series. All the characters are well developed, and their personalities shine. The people in it like Toopka and Wizard Fenworth make the story very funny, but others like Leetu Bends put a serious touch to it. It is a perfect mixture of humor and suspense in these stories making them very enjoyable.