Monday, November 22, 2010

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

 
Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born. I couldn't resist being a part of such brilliance.  Thanks, Shannon #1!  

Marvelous Middle Grade Monday


Dragonspell 
 By Donita K. Paul

Goodreads Blurb:
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…

Weaving together memorable characters, daring adventure, and a core of eternal truth, Dragonspell is a finely crafted and welcome addition to the corpus of fantasy fiction. 
Dragonspell is the first book in the DragonKeeper Chronicles series.  There are 5 total, and I was disappointed when they ended.  This is my favorite dragon series - no contest.  Kale is a wonderful character, one you will fall in love with immediately. Her dragons are adorable.  There are large dragons in this series, but Kale's are the size of kittens, and they each have magical properties and personalities.

These books can usually be found in the Christian fiction section of bookstores.  They have an amazing storyline with a powerful overall message. But even better than that, THEY ARE AWESOME!  Fun, playful, totally addictive!

If you love fantasy and dragons, this is a don't-miss series. 

Happy Monday! 

26 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

I love dragons, fantasy and MG books - why haven't I heard of this series before???? Thanks for the tip - I'll check it out!

The Golden Eagle said...

I enjoyed reading this book; the rest of the series started to lose its interest to me, (although I haven't read all of them) but I did enjoy Dragonspell a lot.

Old Kitty said...

Wow!! Dragons are excellent! Thanks for the info and the review!! yay!!! Take care
x

Matthew Rush said...

Sounds awesome, thanks for the heads up Shannon!

Jen Daiker said...

This sounds super cute!!! Thanks for sharing! I'm loving these posts!

Catherine Denton said...

Wow, haven't heard of these but I want to read them now. (Thanks for the shout-out!)
Catherine Denton

Jennie Englund said...

You are a wiz, a wealth of info, Shannon!

What a gorgeous cover!!!

Jen Chandler said...

I'm always on the look out for a good dragon read :) Thanks for reviewing these!

~Jen

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A good review, enjoyed reading about the book.

Yvonne.

storyqueen said...

I write about dragons in my easy readers. I'm going to have to check these out!

Shelley

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Ooo, I've heard awesome things about this series but as of yet haven't had a chance to read them (why are there SO many amazing books?) Definitely adding to my TBR list. Thanks for the recommendation.

Oh, and I added a link to this from my post today. Yay for MG love!!! :D

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O I want this now. Thanks for the awesome review :)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Aw, kitten size dragons sound soooo adorable! How cute! I've never heard of this series. Cool!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

P.S. thanks for the sidebar mention! :D

Heather said...

I love dragons! I MUST read this! Thank you so much for introducing us to it.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Cool! And conveniently, my eldest is in need of a new book to read - I'm off to the library!

Tracy Loewer said...

I'll definitely check out the series. It sounds like something my kids will love. Erm, me too. Thanks Shannon!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss shannon! ms rocks! fantasy and dragons! WOW how cool it that!! for sure thats for me! that books going on my biwr(books i wanna read)list. thanks for sharing stuff about it.
...hugs from lenny

Stina Lindenblatt said...

While I don't read MG anymore, I'm still surprised I haven't heard of the series.

Catherine A. Winn said...

I haven't heard of this series either. I'll put my nieces on to it in case they haven't. Thanks for letting us know about Middle Grade Mondays!

Donita K. Paul said...

Oh my! this is a wonderful blog. Shannon, you really know how to stir up some enthusiasm. I'd like to add that we have a picture book The Dragon and the Turtle for younger kids and Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball for the romantics. Stop by my website and visit. www.donitakpaul.com

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon - nothing like Dragons to inspire the creative side of kids .. they sound a great series of books .. thanks for the shout out .. have a great Thanksgiving .. Hilary

Vicki Rocho said...

Kitten size dragons? Awwwwww! ;)

Susanne Drazic said...

Wow, thanks for sharing about these books. I've added them to my TBR book list.

Susanne Drazic said...

Wow, thanks for sharing about these books. I've added them to my TBR book list.

Jared Larson said...

Looks like an awesome book. Thanks so much, Shannon. Go MG!

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