Friday, July 8, 2011

Dragonquest By Donita K. Paul


A New Quest Begins

A dragonkeeper of Paladin, Kale is summoned from the Hall to The Bogs by the Wizard Fenworth to serve as his apprentice and tend his newly hatched meech dragon, Regidor. But Kale isn’t going alone. The Hall is sending a student to monitor her performance and report back to the scholars. Worst of all, it’s Bardon–an older boy Kale finds irritating, but who at least can hold his own in a sword fight.

New Friendships Are Forged

Meanwhile, the Wizard Risto has seized another meech dragon, bringing him dangerously close to gaining the power he seeks. So with only a motley band of companions, Kale sets out on a desperate quest to rescue the second meech, to free those dragons already enslaved, and to thwart Risto’s devious plans. It’s up to Kale to lead the search and to embrace the role that’s rightfully hers. But will her efforts be enough to save the land of Amara from the dark future that awaits at Risto’s hands?

My Review

As a new quest begins for Kale (she really would rather stay at school at the Hall), she goes to help with Regidor, the Meech dragon that has hatched.  Wizard Fenworth is a hoot as usual, and then they have to go about some fighting, as well as discovering that she isn't an orphan as she thought and who her mother is.
This book has a lot of wonderful moments where you really hope that Kale will just smack Bardon upside the head, but you know where it is going.  They like each other, and discover that they are a better team together than they are apart (does that make sense?  It is like there is no "I" in Team.... Yep).  Kale learns that she has some new gifts (who doesn't as you grow up?), and Bardon learns to accept himself as he was created, not as what others expect.  You also get to meet new dragons, a new character taht will keep you laughing, and some older characters that you loved already.
Highly recommend the book!


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