Wednesday, July 30, 2008

CFBA presents Dragonlight by Donita Paul - GIVE AWAY!!


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

DragonLight

(WaterBrook Press - June 17, 2008)

by

Donita K. Paul



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Donita K. Paul retired early from teaching school, but soon got bored! The result: a determination to start a new career. Now she is an award-winning novelist writing Christian Romance and Fantasy. She says, “I feel blessed to be doing what I like best.”

She mentors all ages, teaching teenagers and weekly adult writing workshops.

“God must have imprinted 'teacher' on me clear down to the bone. I taught in public school, then home schooled my children, and worked in private schools. Now my writing week isn’t very productive unless I include some time with kids.”

Her two grown children make her proud, and her two grandsons make her laugh.

Donita is an award-winning author of the Dragon Keeper Chronicle series including DragonFire and DragonKnight.

When not writing, she is often engaged in mentoring writers of all ages. Donita lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she is learning to paint–walls and furniture! Visit her website at www.dragonkeeper.us.



ABOUT THE BOOK
The fantastic land of Amara is recovering from years of war inflicted on its citizens by outside forces–as well as from the spiritual apathy corroding the Amarans’ hearts. With Kale and her father serving as dragon keepers for Paladin, the dragon populace has exploded. It’s a peaceful, exciting time of rebuilding. And yet, an insidious, unseen evil lurks just beneath the surface of the idyllic countryside.

Truth has never been more important, nor so difficult to discern.

As Kale and her father are busy hatching, bonding, and releasing the younger generation of dragons as helpers throughout the kingdom, the light wizard has little time to develop her skills. Her husband, Sir Bardon–despite physical limitations resulting from his bout with the stakes disease–has become a leader, serving on the governing board under Paladin. When Kale and Bardon set aside their daily responsibilities to join meech dragons Regidor and Gilda on a quest to find a hidden meech colony, they encounter sinister forces. Their world is under attack by a secret enemy… can they overcome the ominous peril they can’t even see?

Prepare to experience breathtaking adventure and mind-blowing fantasy as never before in this dazzling, beautifully-crafted conclusion to Donita K. Paul’s popular DragonKeeper Chronicles fantasy series.

If you would like to read the first chapter of DragonLight, go HERE

MY REVIEW:
Namutdonlowmack. Woodkimkalajoss. Glaringtonover. These are some of the character names in Donita Paul’s latest release Dragonlight. I tell you this, because I’ve never read the first four books in this series, and fantasy poses a particular challenge to me. Besides keeping these 15-letter names straight, I have to keep straight the types of creatures I’m dealing with – wizards, dragons, people and some other things that I’m not sure what they are! I have read almost half of this book, and I’m going to have to cry “uncle!” I’m required to work too hard to keep all of this straight in my mind, and it is stealing my joy of reading.

That said….it is very easy for me to see why so many people are raving over these books! As hard as fantasy is for me to understand, Donita Paul does a wonderful job creating scene and mood in her work! The subtle spiritual references as the characters encounter the group of “Followers” in the land is well-done, and the spiritual lessons and challenges are real and timely. I really think if I were to go back and read this entire series, I would really be enjoying Dragonlight right now. As it is, I’m missing too much information, and time simply will not allow me to go back four additional books right now. I sure would like to have some of the skills that Kale possesses – mind speaking, changing her clothes’ style, color and appearance as needed – wonderful stuff!

This book is extremely well-written, and I hope to introduce this entire series to my teen sons this summer. However, right now…I know when I’m licked, and my mind is simply rebelling against this genre right now. I’m going to move on to something else, but I am going to encourage you fantasy fans to check out this author! She is very talented, and I think there is a lot to be enjoyed by those who prefer a good fantasy read! Enjoy!! I HAVE AN EXTRA COPY OF THIS BOOK, SO IF YOU ARE A FANTASY FAN, LEAVE A COMMENT WITH EMAIL CONTACT AND YOU CAN WIN A FREE COPY!!


"DragonLight is a delight, but I wouldn't expect anything less from the marvelous Donita K. Paul. I heartily recommend her books to all ages who love inspirational fantasy and wonderful creatures. Ms Paul not only supplies imagination and talent, she provides heart and soul. Another winner!"
~KATHRYN MACKEL, author of Boost


"Donita K. Paul is amazing! DragonLight has the allegorical depth to satisfy the most discerning adult seeking spiritual depth, yet it is fun enough to fascinate a child. This book will enthrall, uplift, and if allowed, change lives--as we are gently drawn to realize that each of us is flawed and must have patience with other flawed believers."
~HANNAH ALEXANDER, author of Double Blind

1 comment:

Tara said...

I'd like to win this.