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
By Donita K. Paul
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.