Friday, April 29, 2011

DragonSpell - Paul, Donita K.

DragonSpell is the first book in The DragonKeeper Chronicles.  I enjoyed this book, but the religious theme was too pervasive.  It was like Chronicles of Narnia on steroids.  In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe the Christian symbolism was subtle.  In this book it smacks you in the face.

Kale is 14 and she was a slave until she discovered a dragon's egg.  Then she began a quest that would change her life.  This story has plenty of imaginary creatures, heroes, and villains.  The action is pretty tame, but this is a book for young adults and that's appropriate.  I'll be recommending this to my grandkids, but I doubt I'll read more in this series myself.  Recommended.

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