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  • Posted August 13, 2010

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    fabulous dragon fantasy

    Chiril is a peaceful prosperous land. However the tranquility ends when an army invades the country. Tipper Schope must hide three statues because if the enemy gets it will mean the end of her nation as she knows it. She enlists her Bealomondore the artist to help her with her quest. He understands he must wield a sword like he did a brush.

    At the same time that the terrible foe marches into Chiril, a horrific beast is stalking and killing anyone in its path. No one is safe from the predatory Grawl. Time is running out for the two heroes and their companions as they struggle to reach the Valley of the Dragons where they plan to leave the statues.

    The latest inspiration dragon fantasy (see Dragonknight and Dragonquest) is a fabulous tale that, as always in a Donita K. Paul thriller, takes the audience soaring across the author's vivid mythical landscape. As chaos threatens the land, Tipper and Bealomondore are heroic figures; not because they may succeed, but due to risking their lives against overwhelming odds as for instance a peace loving artist picks up the sword. Action-packed with deadly perils from outside coming in and inside expanding out and with a strong cast especially the champions, fans will need a seat belt as this fast-paced novel never takes a respite.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2012

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE DONITA'S WRITNG AND THIS BOOK WAS JUST AS GREAT AS THE DRAGONS OF CHIRIL AND THE DRAGONKEEPER SERIES(WHICH IS A AWSOME SERIES ONE OF MY FAVORITE SERIES ). AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE WONDERING THESE BOOKS ARE COMPLETELY CLEAN SO NO WORRIES, I KNOW HOW HARD IT CAN BE THESE DAYS TO FIND A CLEAN BOOK. THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD BUT WOULD NOT EXPECT ANYTHING LESS FROM MRS.PAUL.IF YOU LOVE FANASTY BOOKS THEN THIS IS FOR YOU. AND I LIKE THAT IT A CHRISTIN FANASTY WHICH MAKES ALL THE BETTER .TIPPER AND THE GANG ARE COOL(MY FAVORITE CHACTER IS PRINCE JAYRUS).LADY PEG ALTOUGH AT TIMES VERY CONFUSING IS FUNNY.THIS BOOK IS FOR ANY AGE AND IS VERY FUN TO READ .I READ ALL THE DRAGONKEEPER SERIES AND THE THE DRAGONS OF CHIRIL (THE FIRST OF THE CHIRIL SERIES) AND NOW THIS ONE (I EVEN BOUGHT THE NEXT ONE IN THE SERIES THE DRAGONS OF THE WATCH). OVER ALL THIS BOOK IS VERY GOOD AND VERY INJOYABLE.HOPE THIS HELPS AND HOPE YOU LOVE THE SERIES JUST AS MUCH AS ME.(AND IF YOU LIKE THIS AND HAVE NOT READ THE DRAGONKEEPER SERIES THEN YOU REALY SOULD!)

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    Great book

    I love this book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted December 5, 2011

    A Wonderful Read and Addition to Your Bookshelf!!!

    The Story: In this story, the second in a series by Donita K. Paul, we once again follow Tipper Schope, Paladin, and Bealomondore as they desperately seek a place to hide the three statues. Separate these statues are meaningless.... but together, they hold enough power to destroy the world.

    As the three friends journey they learn many things. Bealomondore learns to wield his sword as well as his paintbrush and he has to come to grips with his life's call. And Tipper and Paladin discover that their friendship may be a lot deeper than what first meets the eye.

    Added to this conflict is the underlying fear of The Grawl, a ruthless creature responsible for the mysterious disappearances around Chiril.

    My thoughts: As with all of Mrs. Paul's books... I LOVE it! This book keeps you intrigued and wondering where the story will take you next. Tipper is sometimes a little "young" and naive. Not is a bad way, but you can get rather stressed with her as the plot moves on. :-)


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    Violence ~ 1
    Indecency ~ 1
    Language ~ None
    Age Appropriateness ~ 15 and Up

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

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    Whimsical Fantasy with a Spiritual Twist

    Three statues are holding the world together. An invading army is ravaging the countryside of Chiril. A princess and an artist must take their places in the world to keep it from falling apart.

    Tipper Schope--the daughter of a famous artist and his scatter-brained wife--is no stranger to hardship. Her father has been absent most of her life, and she's been forced to hold her mother together, as well as her family's estate. The dashing Prince Jayrus has captured her heart, but a plot to tear the world apart has once again wedged itself into her life.

    Bealomondore is an artist, not a swordsmen. But he'll have to learn to be both in order to keep the things he cares about safe. Throw in a horrible assassin, an eccentric wizard, a handful of dragons and a cantankerous grand parrot to get Dragons of the Valley, a worthy sequel to its predecessor, The Vanishing Sculptor.

    Donita K. Paul has a flare for creating colorful characters that are easy to care about. Readers of her DragonKeeper Chronicles won't be disappointed. The unlikely heroes of Tipper and Bealomondore will appeal to the underdog in all of us, and teach us that being little in the world doesn't mean you can't make a big difference. While doing so, though, Dragons of the Valley will entertain readers who enjoy tales of whimsical fantasy with a spiritual twist.

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

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    Amazing Fantasy

    This is a magnificent fantasy novel where the author uses her unlimited imagination to create a whole new world full of creatures in the best style of J.R.R.Tolkien with his middle earth from "The Lord of the Rings" or even C.S.Lewis with his "Chronicles of Narnia" series.
    The plot is simple, but at the same time very rich. Chiril is a peaceful land that is invaded by enemies. Princess Tipper Schope must hide their most valuable treasure in order to avoid letting it be taken by the enemy. This treasure is composed of three statues that represents their link to "Wulder", bringing harmony and equilibrium that hold their world together. She choses an artist and a wizzard to help her on this quest of hidden the statues and bring them to safety at the valley of the dragons.
    The good x evil theme is a constant presence in the whole book, evil represented by a creature named Grawl. During the development of the story the main characters learn to trust in Wulder, that is the representation of their God, or creator. There are many ties from this fantasy with the Christian Bible. We can clearly identify Wulder with God anf Grawl with Satan. Likewise in the Bible, the least expected characters are the chosen ones to go and face the dangers and count upon the strength of God instead of their own strengh to defeat the enemy. This is truly a wonderful book with a very beautiful cover and I would recommend this one to any fantasy fan. It is a must have in a permanet library of any serious reader of this genre.
    This book was written by Donita K.Paul and was published in september 2010 by Multnomah Books and they were kind enough to provide me a copy for reviewing through their Blogging for Books Program. Thanks, Mrs. Donita K.Paul, for such an inspirational book!

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