Dragonspell- Donita K. Paul

Synopsis: One Dragon Egg Holds the Key to the Future.

Once a slave, Kale is given the unexpected opportunity to become a servant of 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.

 

Violence

A few skirmishes and battle against creatures of evil, under evil orders. Not gory, or overly descriptive.

 

Romance

n/a.

 

Alcohol/Substance

A mention of wine.

 

Authority

Ultimate authority is given to Wulder. (see Religion.) Paladin is the ruler of the country, and respected and revered by those who are not in the rebellion. He is a good leader, and very involved with his people.

 

Language

n/a.

 

Religion

Wulder is the Creator, Paladin the ruler given to their world, capable of discerning almost everything- from thoughts and desires, to what may happen and what is happening now…

Kale is a child of Wulder- her trust and dependence on him, her prayer, it is very similar to how Christians learn to depend on and trust in God. The author is a Christian, and so some of this may be taken as allegorical.

 

Other

As this is a fantasy novel, magic, wizards and dragons are present. Magic is defined as the manipulation of science.

 

Overall feel: Recommended for all ages. It’s a clean and easy read, but with depth and thought-provoking themes. Kale learns the value of companions, the trust to place in her Creator, and the strength she has.

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