Saturday, June 30, 2012

Jason's Book Room: Dragonspell

Hi everyone! Jason here. I'm taking over Jess' This Book Room today.

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 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.

Additional notes: This is the first book in the DragonKeeper Chronicles series. There are five books in this series, and all have been released.

My thoughts: I enjoyed this book. It had a good adventure story, and it was fun. The characters stayed true to themselves. I never thought to myself, "What the heck did he do that for?" I don't like that in books when characters stray from who they are. The baby dragons in the story were really cute and very silly. Reading about their actions was my favorite part of the story.

This book is sort of in a genre on its own. Though it does fit nicely into the fantasy genre, the influx of Christian elements makes it fresh. I especially like how the author didn't try to hide the Christian elements, either.

I would like to keep reading this series to find out what happens to Kale, the main character in the story. It is mentioned throughout the book that she would go on many adventures, and I would like to read about them.

You can visit Donita's website here, read more information about this book here, read chapter 1 here, and read Donita's biography here.

Thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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