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The Dragons of Chiril: A Novel

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A book by Donita K. Paul

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Author: Donita K. Paul
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
1 review about The Dragons of Chiril: A Novel

Nice mix of fantasy, humor, adventure and faith

  • Jul 21, 2011
Rating:
+3

I’ve not read any other of Donita K. Paul’s books, though the cover of The Dragons of Chiril mentions the Dragonkeeper Chronicles, set on a different continent in a different time. The Dragons of Chiril stands alone, on its own continent with kingdoms and villages, giant parrots, towns and mansions and sculpture gardens. Young Tipper has been selling her father’s sculptures and paintings in an effort to keep food on the table for her strangely scatter-brained mother. Her father disappeared some while ago, but mother remains convinced he’s simply shut in his room. Meanwhile the parrot Beccaroon provides guardianship and protection.
Into this curious world walks an artist looking for apprenticeship. Zany dialog and curious plots ensue, to keep him ignorant of the famous Verrin Schope’s absence. But ignorance isn’t bliss after all, and the world is curiously changing. When Tipper learns the statues she’s sold were carved from an ancient foundation stone, she sets off on a classic quest to reunite them and save the world.
With all the mystery of fantasy worlds, the fun of cleverly twisting dialog, the magic of strange characters, and the adventure of the quest, this story keeps readers interested and guessing right to the end. Free her father and save the world are big tasks for Tipper’s small shoulders, but there’s always the possibility that the great juggler in the sky, or the mystical Wulder, might have something to offer.
This novel hints at faith and its ramifications, while beguiling with mystery and fun. It’s a nice mix, gently woven into a childrens/young adult tale that’s truly fascinating and enjoyable to read.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this ebook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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