Book Reviews of Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1)

Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1)
Dragonspell - Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1
Author: Donita K. Paul
ISBN-13: 9781578568239
ISBN-10: 1578568234
Publication Date: 6/2004
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 94 ratings
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 8
A delightful blend of classic fantasy (Anne McCaffrey and J.R.R. Tolkien) and C.S. Lewis style apologetics. First book in a fun series for adults and kids alike. The only thing I did NOT like about it were the elaborate race names, which I found needlessly confusing and annoying. If you haven't read it yet, let me tell you up front that this author's version of elves are called emerlindians; dwarfs are tumanhofers; humans are o'rants; gaints are uhrohms; fairies are kimmens; and ogres are grawligs. Once you get used to the strange names, you'll fall easily into the rhythm of the world she creates. :) I bought these intending to repost, but they are such fun I decided to keep them for read-alouds with my children!
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Kale is a girl who has been raised as a slave for the last 15 years. She finds an egg and her life changes. Being one of the special persons that have the ability to find dragon eggs, she embarks on a quest to recover a special egg from the evil castle.

Kale, Dar, and a band of misfits (or so people call them) set off on this adventure to find the meech dragon egg. Knowing nothing about herself, except that she was a slave, Kale finds friendship in these fellow questers. Kale also learns how to use the special attributes that she has been given.

Finding her way is so important to Kale, along with proving that she is good enough for this quest. Never knowing acceptance, she feels that these comrades can't accept her till she proves herself. How wrong she is, the friendship and bonds she creates are those that last a lifetime.

Facing evil and the wonders of good are through out this book. This quest provides Kale with a chance to make the right decisions, rash decisions, wrong decisions, and those that don't hurt but were unneeded. Learning through practice, failure, and success make this a book that will encourage the reader that not everything, all the time has to be done right, mistakes are allowed.

This is a story that I enjoyed reading. The friendship, bonds, and love for each other was so important in this story as well in our lives now. Depending on and believing in ourselves and others forms the bonds we make in our encounters through life.

This is a slow book for someone that isn't a young adult, however it is a great story and will encourage you to read no matter how old you are.
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I really enjoyed this book. It is a wonderful Christian fantasy book about a girl named Kale. I found it to be inspirational, exciting, and funny. An excellent story for girls ages 11-15 who like fantasy, especially if they are looking for a Christian book.
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 684 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A rather interesting Christian book with a lot of good lessons for us to learn about who we are, how our relationship with Christ should be like, and how it's ok to make mistakes as long as we learn from them. Just a good read that includes so much fantasy with it, that it makes it all rather interesting. Though figuring who is what race is difficult as instead of humans they're o'rants etc. That was a bit annoying. But you figure it out eventually.
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 69 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Just read a copy from our library and really enjoyed it. If you like a Tolkien-type world (going on a quest, good vs. evil, etc. eith memorable characters), you'll like this book.

Highly recommended for middle school and up.
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book it was a very interesting read.
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 1
A wonderful story, engaging characters, solid principles - what's not to like!!?
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great fantasy series!
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 1
Fantastic first book to a fantastic series!! Donita K. Paul does a fabulous job of sweeping you into her fantasy world. I've read the entire series, and am so incredibly excited to own this first one! I will continue to collect the others as well.
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 21 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The first book of the series, couldn't put it down! I can't wait to read the rest.
Since it is YA material it is a good fast read. Enough detail for you to see the mental picture of fights, spells, wizards and realms. Anyone looking for a good fantasy read will not be disappointed!
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 21 more book reviews
The first book of the series, couldn't put it down! I can't wait to read the rest.
Since it is YA material it is a good fast read. Enough detail for you to see the mental picture of fights, spells, wizards and realms. Anyone looking for a good fantasy read will not be disappointed!
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
The book came quickly, and I started reading it almost right away. The speed is a little slow to start, but I really like the characters and the world the story is set in. Thank you PaperBackSwap!
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on
This is the kind of book I like to re-read every 5 years or so. The characters are "real" (believable), and the plot flows well. It's the kind of fantasy that I really enjoy - the author has done a great job of creating another world that would be interesting to visit.
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 310 more book reviews
The book starts out with a young peasant girl, Kale, leaving her birth place being pulled to something greater then even she expected. Kale seems to have a radar for dragon eggs and trouble.

She soon finds friends and those that know of her hidden magical talents that are connected to all dragons. As she befriends those in her current party and dragons that cross her path or hatch from a egg. She finds her path leads her true self and the world she lives in.

This book interested me because I saw it in the christian fiction section of course now the books have been switched to the fantasy section. I thought it unusual that a series of books featuring dragons and christian influences. So I read the first book and I still dont understand how or where Christianity comes into play.

What I did like about it was how the story is in progress as you start reading Dragonspell. I am also a big fan of any story with a dragon or two and a fantasy story with magic.

While I disliked some the traveling groups impatience with Kale learning her gifts that she was just learning she had.

I enjoyed the world that Donita K. Paul created. It reminded me a little bit like Piers Anthonys Xanth world. There were humorous times and then there were serious adventurous times.
I think fantasy lovers will enjoy this start to a series. The first book is adventure packed and even a good story for Young Adult readers.
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on
This book was amazing!! It is part of a series but the end isn't a cliff hanger!!! I can't wait to read the rest of the series and I am looking forward to reading more book/series by Donita K. Paul!!!
reviewed Dragonspell (Dragonkeepers Chronicles, Bk 1) on + 96 more book reviews
It is a wonderful book. The characters are very interesting and enjoying. It is written like a diary, so if you don't like first person stories then this book may not be for you.