I found DragonSpell at a school book sale and decided to try it out. I loved it! Kale was a very interesting character to go on a quest with, and I particularly enjoyed learning about the minor dragons, Gymn and Metta. The seven high races all had certain aspects about them that added depth to the story and formed an interesting world to read about. I particularly liked the uhroms and kimens. The only reason I didn't give this book five stars was that a certain character seemed to disappear in the middle of the book, then reappear later. Also, there is no battle at the end, which usually does it for me, but there was an amazing rescue instead. I would strongly suggest this book to any lover of fantasy and adventure books.
As a youth pastor and an avid reader of fantasy, I would recommend every parent to get a set for their teen and every pastor to get a set for her/his library. Reading it brought me back to the first time I read Chronicles of Narnia when I was in Junior High. It has all of the whimsy, movement and theological relevance of Lewis' classics. Paul is a talented writer. She has created a world that is unique from anything I am aware of in popular fiction, and I am looking forward to seeing how she develops her characters and themes.
One of my sons is extremely dyslexic and hated reading ... until this book. He says he fell in love with reading when he read Dragonspell. The whole series is excellent; but this one will always be my favorite because of my son. Dragonspell is a delightful read for all ages; it is full of humor, adventure, imagination, and the love of God. Thanks Donita K. Paul!
I enjoyed this book a lot. Though I still can't quite figure out what half of the creatures/characters are. :)It's written very well and an enjoyable book. So you should read it and see what you think!
Dragonspell is an enchanting beginning to a spellbinding series. It is the story of the likeable reluctant heroine Kale, the dragon keeper. released from slavery and struggling to overcome her fears and find her place in the world. She is whisked off on a sudden rescue mission with the help of her new friends; the sweet, wise Granny Noon; flamboyant doneel Dar; and serious, book loving warrior Lettu Bends. When Leetu is taken captive, Kale and Dar join forces with the grat dragon Celisse, speedy kimens, eccentric Wizard Fenworth and his grumpy librarian Librettowit and so many more to rescue Leetu and the meech egg from the clutches of the enemy. This book is filled with wonderful spiritual truths too. Buy it! You won't regret it.