Dragons of the Valley by Donna K. Paul

Book Description:  War threatens the peaceful land of Chiril… can one painter-turned-reluctant-swordsman really help?
 With an invasion of her country imminent, Tipper Schope is drawn into a mission to keep three important statues from falling into the enemy’s clutches. Her friend, the artist Bealomondore, helps her execute the plan, and along the way he learns to brandish a sword rather than a paintbrush. 
As odd disappearances and a rash of volatile behavior sweep Chiril, no one is safe. A terrible danger has made his vicious presence known: The Grawl, a hunter unlike any creature encountered before. 
To restore their country, Tipper, Bealomondore, and their party must hide the statues in the Valley of the Dragons and find a way to defeat the invading army. When it falls to the artistic Bealomondore to wield his sword as powerfully and naturally as a paintbrush, will he answer Wulder’s call for a champion? 
My Review:  Tipper Schope is one of those strong but sweet types.  She and her friend, Bealomondore, have an important mission---to save three meaningful statues for their realm. However, Tipper and Bealomondore are up against more than just a dangerous mission!   
The action and adventure are the norm for this fast paced and definitely set in read.  Tipper and Bealomondore are much more than heroic as they place their lives in jeopardy to bring peace and happiness to their realm. Together with Prince Jayrus and the dragons of the valley will they make a difference?  Can they all work together to restore the land before time runs out?
I'm not a fan of christian fantasy nor a fan of fantasy in general.  But when I read Donna's book Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball I knew that I liked her way of writing.  She writes fantasy with a keen sense of the not delving into the supernatural. Her books are fun and adventurous with God at the forefront.  With that said, I picked this book without realizing that it's a second in a series.  To me it could be a stand-alone read.  But I want to go back and read the first book, The Vanishing Sculptor just to see if I missed anything.  I must say that I enjoyed this book better than I did Narnia!
I would advise you to read the last page or so of this book where the index tells the reader all the main species, characters, and facts in the story.  It will help you understand the story so much better.
God's Word is incorporated into the lives of these fiesty characters.  Battles, friendship, honor and love make this a wonderful 5 star read for preteens and up!

*I received a free copy of the book from the publisher, Waterbrook Multnomah, for review. I was not required to write a positive review. My comments and thoughts express my own opinions.*

The Author: 
I am a Christian author. My current release is Dragonspell. 
More can be learned about me and my writing at www.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like my kind of book! Great review!