Dragonspell Author - Donita K. Paul Series - Dragon Keeper Chronicles #1 Genre - YA Fantasy Pages - 339
Description from Goodreads
One Dragon Egg Holds the Key to the Future.
Once a slave, Kale is given the unexpected opportunity to become a servant to Paladin. Yet this young girl has much to learn about the difference between slavery and service.
A Desperate Search Begins…
A small band of Paladin’s servants rescue Kale from danger but turn her from her destination: The Hall, where she was to be trained. Feeling afraid and unprepared, Kale embarks on a perilous quest to find the meech dragon egg stolen by the foul Wizard Risto. First, she and her comrades must find Wizard Fenworth. But their journey is threatened when a key member of the party is captured, leaving the remaining companions to find Fenworth, attempt an impossible rescue, and recover the egg whose true value they have not begun to suspect…
Dragonspell is about a girl named Kale, who after a harrowing start learns she can find dragon eggs and is tasked to go on a quest to find the rare meech egg and stop and evil wizard from devastating everything and everyone around her.
The book was good, the characters were a very eclectic group and I liked the different races and characteristics of them all. Kale is sweet and vulnerable and tough, Dar is a joy and is like a big brother type. The others are their own person and I very much liked them all.
The world the author built is beautiful and wonderous without being cumbersome in descriptions, the writing style is fluid ad easy. I also liked the mindspeak aspect, Kale can read others’ mind and some of them can speak back to her like Leetu, one of her companions and of course Paladin, the almost lordlike hero (but not the hero of the story). The dragons can also mindspeak and I enjoyed their presence, they were very adorable and childlike in their wonder and amusement but also mature as well.
I recommend this book to fantasy and YA readers since it really is a mix of both elements. It is enjoyable and a good start to what I hope is a good and thrilling series.