Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dragonspell By Donita K. Paul


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…

My Review

First of all let me say that I LOVED this series of books. I've read them all over and over again. 
So Kale who was raised as a slave in one culture/race finds out that because of her gift to find dragon eggs she is to go to serve Paladin. But before she can make it to the city, she is whisked away by a quest party that needs her help.  On the way she has to learn to trust others, trust Wulder, and trust that her gifts are important just the way they were given to her. 
Kale is a character you love from the very beginning.  She is sweet, though she has no understanding who Wulder (the God figure in this allegory) is and why He would love her so much.  She also has to learn how to use the gifts that Wulder blessed her with and learn to work with the comrades that she has. 
I also LOVE how Ms. Paul creates not just 1 race, but 10 races in all: the high race and the low (often considered evil) race.  Her descriptions of them and how each one differs but are somewhat similar is amazing.  You can't help but want to actually meet all of them.
There is points for why we need to forgive, the power of finding our place within God's will, and the joy of friendship. 
Highly recommend this book!


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