Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Review: The Dragons of Chiril by Donita K. Paul
Date Read: July 2011
Date Published: June 21, 2011 by WaterBrook Press
Paperback, 416 pages
Summary From Goodreads:
Before DragonSpell, on a different continent and a different time, a young emerlindian’s desperate decision threatens to disrupt the foundation of the world.
Tipper has been caring for her family’s estate for years now, ever since her father disappeared, making a living by selling off his famous artwork. Then she learns that three statues she sold were carved from an ancient foundation stone, and the fabric of her reality is crumbling.
She must free her father and save the world. But she can’t do it alone.
Her ragtag band of adventurers includes Beccaroon, a giant parrot; Bealomondore, an aristocratic young artist; a handsome dragonkeeper prince; the Wizard Fenworth; and the tumanhofer librarian Librettowit. Together they travel through valleys and kingdoms and consort with purveyors of good and agents of evil to find and reunite the missing statues. Will they learn to rely on Wulder’s grace and guidance along the way?
***I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.***
I have not read any books by Donita K. Paul before this, but now she is one of my favorite authors!
Wow. This book was totally and completely amazing! It is a book that readers of any age will enjoy, and I will suggest it to anyone and everyone. It has everything you could want in a book, and the fact that it stillmanages to remind us of the importance of our Heavenly Father, makes it even better.
I loved all of the characters, especially Tipper. They all had their own quirks, which is what makes them so wonderful, and I loved seeing how they grew throughout the book. And the story itself is one that will suck you in from page one. (I stayed up until about 3 a.m. to finish it.) The endng was satisfying, yet it left just enough open for a sequel.