Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Drgons of Chiril by Donita K. Paul

For years Tipper has been caring for her family's estate after her father's disappearance. As finances dwindle she is forced to sell off his artwork. Then she learns that three of his sculptures are an ancient foundation. She must set out on an adventurous quest to reunite the three statues before their world, as they know it, crumbles around them.

Joining her is: a young artist who wishes to learn from her father, a handsome dragon keeper prince, a wizard and his librarian and a giant parrot, who was given charge over Tipper before her father disappeared. The wizard and the librarian try to teach the others about Wulder's love and grace along the way. They encounter evil and learn to conquer it in order to reclaim the statues.

This book was a little slow at first but then as they set off for their quest the story picked up. Each of the characters were unique and lovable. I enjoyed the dragons the most. I didn't find myself relating exclusively to any of the characters as I sometimes do in books, but I still enjoyed reading this adventure.

I enjoyed the way the author portrayed God in her descriptions of "Wulder". She interpreted the scripture into poetic tomes. But I could clearly tell she was paraphrasing from scripture. In the story one o the travelers realizes he is to be Wulder's Paladin and he then must spread the good news of Wulder and teach the people of this country of Wulder's love for them.

I told my daughter about this book and she is now interested in reading it too. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.