Monday, July 18, 2011
The Dragons of Chiril
The Dragons of Chiril by Donita K. Paul takes you on a journey to a world where dragons befriend you, giant parrots talk and wizards battle. Paul's writing style is wonderfully descriptive and imaginative. She has a definite knack for writing about dragons and I am looking forward to reading more of her dragon novels. I adored the four minor dragons that joined this unusual band of heroes on their quest to save a famous artist’s life and the world. The story is about a young girl, Tipper, who is left to maintain her home with her absent minded mother after the mysterious disappearance of her father, Verrin Schope, a talented and famous artist. The giant parrot, I mentioned above is named Beccaroon a close friend of her fathers is left to watch over Tipper, to train her up in the way she should go. One night while her mother is visiting family her father appears back home with a wizard and a librarian and a quest that could save his life as well as the world as they know it. So begins an adventure where our young heroine and we learn more about Wulder who is the creator of their world. Through their quest it becomes more and more apparent that they are also meant to share Wulder with the citizens of Chiril, a sort of mission trip. While this book was primarily about the quest to save the artist, the sharing of Wulder with Chiril I believe is more of the focus in the book 'The Dragons of the Valley' which I have not read or if not I felt this book is leading to another novel in which this group is to take up that mission. I really enjoyed this adventure and looked for every opportunity I could to read more. I thought Paul did a wonderful job sharing scriptural truths, lessons and a Christian worldview throughout the story. Specific scripture passages came to mind throughout this read like Matthew 6:21 for example.
I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for the purpose of this review.