Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dragonknight by Donita K. Paul


Trapped in an evil spell… can the knights of Paladin be rescued?

Before vowing his allegiance to Wulder as a knight, Bardon heads to the mountains for solitude. His life is suddenly complicated by a woman and her granddaughter, N’Rae, on a mission to rescue the woman’s son trapped in a chamber of sleep. Bardon learns that more of Paladin’s knights are imprisoned–and suspects one of them is Dragon Keeper Kale’s missing father.

The secret is in their hands–and hearts.

The band travels north, uncertain of their destination and encountering numerous perils. When they unlock the chamber, they discover a dozen knights–who cannot be awakened. The journal holding the secret to rousing them is in an unknown language. How can they find the help they need, and overcome even graver obstacles, to rescue the knights?
Return to the land of dragons and magic you discovered in Dragonspell and DragonQuest, in this finely crafted and memorable work of fantasy fiction with a core of eternal truth.

My Review

In the 3rd installment of the Dragon Keeper Chronicles, we are primarily getting to see Bardon (Kale comes in much later into the story).  He goes to a cabin to rest and relax after a lot of work, and instead gets pulled into a quest (I don't know about you, but if after 3 tries of getting rest I get pulled into ANOTHER quest, I might stop trying to rest :).)  AS it is, Bardon meets several people along the as as he tries to save dozen of knights that if they aren't awakened in tiem will die. 
This is a great story of how just because we plan things one way, that it doesn't have to happen that way. Bardon is an orphaned knight of Paladin, trying to follow the ways of Wulder and wanting to live his life.  But he knows that honoring Wulder's plan when it isn't his own is still the best way. 
Fantastic on how the way the character of Bardon loosens up from where we first meet him in Dragonquest. 
Highly recommend this book!


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for wanting to comment... I'll promise I'll do my best to respond to all of you!