Item description for DragonSpell (Dragon Keepers Chronicles #1) by Donita K. Paul...
Overview Once a slave girl, Kale is given the unexpected opportunity to become a servant to Paladin. Yet this young girl has much to learn about the difference between slavery and service in this new fantasy that illustrates how God wants people to respond to His love.
Publishers Description One Dragon Egg Holds the Key to the Future. Once a slave, Kale is given the unexpected opportunity to become a servant to Paladin. Yet this young girl has much to learn about the difference between slavery and service. A Desperate Search Begins... A small band of Paladin's servants rescue Kale from danger but turn her from her destination: The Hall, where she was to be trained. Feeling afraid and unprepared, Kale embarks on a perilous quest to find the meech dragon egg stolen by the foul Wizard Risto. First, she and her comrades must find Wizard Fenworth. But their journey is threatened when a key member of the party is captured, leaving the remaining companions to find Fenworth, attempt an impossible rescue, and recover the egg whose true value they have not begun to suspect... Weaving together memorable characters, daring adventure, and a core of eternal truth, "Dragonspell" is a finely crafted and welcome addition to the corpus of fantasy fiction.
Awards and Recognitions DragonSpell (Dragon Keepers Chronicles #1) by Donita K. Paul has received the following awards and recognitions -
Colorado Blue Spruce Award - 2008 Nominee - Young Adult category
Nevada Young Readers' Award - 2007 Nominee - Young Adult category
Citations And Professional Reviews DragonSpell (Dragon Keepers Chronicles #1) by Donita K. Paul has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 06/01/2004 page 116
Romantic Times - 06/01/2004 page 49
School Library Journal - 11/01/2004 page 152
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.22" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jun 22, 2004
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series Dragon Keepers Chronicles
Series Number 1
ISBN 1578568234 ISBN13 9781578568239
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 DragonSpell?
A quest for a missing dragon egg Dec 5, 2008
After a lifetime of slavery, fourteen-year-old Kale is set free. She travels to The Hall in Vendela where she will receive her training as a servant. Before she can reach her destination, ogres attack her. She escapes into a cave where she finds seven small dragon eggs. When she comes back outside, she is rescued by Paladin servants. They inform her that Paladin has given her a gift, the ability to find dragon eggs, and persuade her to leave her journey to The Hall for another quest: find a missing meech dragon egg and fulfill her destiny as a dragonkeeper.
Donita K. Paul crafts a wonderful adventure into an amazing fantasy world. It's no wonder why this book won a Christy award. I found the characters marvelous, my favorites being Gymn and Metta, two dragons so tiny they often ride on Kale's shoulders. I highly recommend his novel for boys and girls of all ages. Looking forward to book two.
A great series! (Info for parents) Nov 28, 2008
This whole series is great! It is an engaging and fresh coming of age story. I actually teach some jr. high girls that love the series. I am perfectly comfortable talking to them about it too, because the characters and general direction of the plot are extremely virtuous and honorable. (Here comes a spoiler!) In the 4th and 5th books for the series, the heroine is married; so there are a very few situations that arise which are unique to married couples. For example, at one point in time there is an instance where it is obvious that the heroine and her husband are planning to make love. But the book does not go into detail; basically skipping over it, but leaving you with a sense of wellbeing in their relationship. So, if you are a parent, you might want to time it so your child is mature by the time they get to the 4th and 5th books. Overall, it is an enthralling, encouraging, and morally instructive series.
Great for introducing fantasy. Nov 3, 2008
I initially bought this book and the rest in the series for myself, but ended up giving them to my younger sister. As someone who loves Lord of the Rings, the Inheritance cycle, the Books of Pellinor, the Chronicles of Narnia and so forth, I found this series a little tedious and boring. My sister who hasn't really read fantasy LOVED them. I'd recommend this series to kids who were curious about the fantasy genre and hadn't really read anything to compare this to. Because...when you start comparing this series to Lord of the Rings and such...well, there's no comparison.
This book opens the door to a new world... Oct 10, 2008
Open this book and you'll enter into Kale's world. A world of dragons, dragons that come in all sizes, colors, and gifts. A world of emerlindians, o'rants, mariones, and many more races! Discover Wulder, the God of this world, and learn his precepts as you set out on this journey with Kale, the Dragon Keeper.
Good Book Oct 5, 2008
Kale, the village slave for River Away, is nobody special--or so she believes. After discovering a minor dragon egg, the village elders send her to The Hall for training. But Paladin's servants send her on a different quest: to recover the meech egg Wizard Risto stole from Wizard Fenworth. One of the best aspects of this book was how the sentient races differ from the traditional elves, dwarves, etc. The doneels and kimens are particularly original.