Author: Donita K. Paul
Series: DragonKeeper Chronicles #1
Genre: Young Adult/Christian/Fantasy
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.
Positive Content: Lots!! Many characters look out for each other’s welfare. Forgiveness, understanding, trust, faith, and love are major themes. Kale comes to believe in and serve Wulder, the allegorical God. They are set out to defeat the evil wizard Risto.
Negative Content: Not a lot, really. Some PG violence. The wizard Risto’s an evil guy, but not ‘disturbingly’ so, making this book fine for younger readers.
Summary: I adore all of Donita K. Paul’s dragon books, and I’d recommend this entire series to almost anyone. The stories only get better, Wizard Fenworth is adorable, and the valuable lessons are well-tought and great re-enforcements. I highly recommend getting all the books in this series, and the prequel series as they come out. With memorable, fun characters, unique creatures and creations, and a good allegory, it’s difficult to go wrong. Donita K. Paul certainly hasn’t.
5 out of 5 stars (this goes for the entire series)