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3.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 5 3.77 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donita K. Paul Narrator: Ellen Grafton Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781423392576
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Hunt | 2/4/2014

    " Loved It! great Christian allagory. Kale learns a lot about herself, her Maker and what it means to belong to the family of "God" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristie | 1/31/2014

    " I was kind of disappointed in this book. I thought it had a lot of promise, and the plot was actually really good. However, there were several things about this book that I didn't like. Firstly, the author tried really hard to create a unique world for this story, but I just thought it was a bit too confusing. She gave all the species of the characters strange names, and it took me awhile to figure out what type of creatures everyone was supposed to be. I suppose an o'rant is a human, emerlindians are kind of like elves, mariones are dwarf-like, grawligs are ogres, and so on and so forth. I still can't figure out what the heck a doneel is supposed to be and I can't get a good picture of one in my imagination, which was somewhat irksome. Secondly, I didn't think the main character, Kale, was very original at all (and she was kind of annoying at times with her low self-confidence and unwillingness to think for herself) In fact, I didn't think any of the characters were very well developed, which is the main reason I only gave this book 2/5 (good characters are the most important part of a book, in my opinion.) The parallels to Christianity were nice (although I was rather far into the book before I could figure out who the heck Paladin was and his significance) but it got a little too preachy/sermon-y for my tastes at some points and I got bored because the story wasn't progressing as quickly at these points. After being disappointed in this book, I'm not sure if I'll continue on with the series. I liked the storyline and would like to see what happens next, but I'm not sure if it'll be worth my time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tkdgirlkix | 1/28/2014

    " A very good book. It mixes Christian belief and myth together. Perfectly good for all ages! It's also the first of a five book series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilie Smith | 1/27/2014

    " Dragonspell, the first in a 4 book series, is an easy, fun and exciting read. A delightful allegory of what it means to be a follower of God, well written as a story of challenge and conquest as a young girl, raised as a slave, learns to find her stength in her relationship with Paladin. She discovers her gift of finding dragon eggs and is drawn to find a large clutch, as well as using the talent to find the rare Meech Dragon egg, and rescue it from the evil Wizard who tries to obtain the power of Paladin, and rival his authority in the land of Amara. Powerful messages about trusting God and following the way of Jesus are weaved into the adventure. A well written Pilgrim's Progress story, the reader watches as Kale grows and matures, and learns the way to do the same. I highly recommend this to all ages, from pre-teen to adult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh Anne Hedges | 1/18/2014

    " Camden and I are reading this book together. It's a 6th or 7th grade level book. It's Christian fiction, but with a lot of action and symbolism which is fun to find. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gayle | 1/15/2014

    " I listened to the audio of this first book in the DragonKeeper Chronicles series. Knowing ahead of time that it was classified as "Christian Fantasy" I could see the definite symbolism in the story (similar to the Narnia books). It had some great messages in that regard, but a couple of things about the writing bugged me. I might not have picked up on this so much if I hadn't listened to the audio, but the main character often thinks out loud and talks to herself. It was often hard to distinguish when she was just thinking to herself or actually talking to the other characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia-anne | 1/13/2014

    " I really like this series, it encourporates the Christian Faith without being to blunt and the world is very imaginative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria M. Elmvang | 1/12/2014

    " A Christian fantasy book. I quite liked it, but it's very clear that it's the first in a series. Most of the book was spent introducing the reader to the universe and the characters. It was well done, so I didn't mind, but when I stopped to think about it, I kept waiting for the plot to start. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine | 12/21/2013

    " I would have given it 4 stars but gave it only 3 because it's really heavy with talking about religion. I liked the characters and everything else but the religion part is sometimes just too much for me. I'm still planning on reading the rest of the series to find out what happens next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise | 12/8/2013

    " Excellent Christian themed Fantasy dragon novel. Very well written, a fav. series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mette Smith | 11/30/2013

    " Decent books. Not a favorite, but also not terrible. I did enjoy it, just not as much as other fantasy books I have read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgie Penn | 11/26/2013

    " What a fun book. I enjoyed every mintue reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nina | 11/26/2013

    " Same thoughts as the second one, if not even more boring! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg | 10/17/2013

    " I absolutely love this book! I didn't know that it was a series now, so I'm going to have to find the others! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia Rivoli | 9/19/2013

    " Great Series! Loved the whole thing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cari | 6/14/2013

    " I couldn't get "into" this book, I tried and tried, but alas...I took it back to the library without finishing it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 4/18/2013

    " AWESOME BOOK!!! I recommend this to anyone in need of a really good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 12/6/2012

    " A wonderful depiction of the christian faith. Though rather suited for younger audiences so far as grammar and vocabulary are concerned. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora Strang | 8/6/2012

    " she writes like CS Lewis & JRR Tolkien... a good fantasy for young readers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 3/17/2012

    " I read other books by this author and I lost interest but I thought I would give this one another try. Unfortunately, it was just the same. At first it keeps your interest but it goes on and on and becomes very predictable. The concepts are interesting but the way they are played out just bores me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 12/23/2011

    " I do not like fantasy. But I did like this book. Though I haven't gotten around to read the rest of the series. :) Too many other books to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristyn | 12/20/2011

    " This was good, but I didn't really get into it. I think my kids would like it though. Good for young teens into fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 8/13/2011

    " I checked this out a few years ago from my church library and remember really really liking it. Of course, I liked pretty much every book I read then, so I'm gonna have to reread to see if it's as good as I remember. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 B06perronne | 6/14/2011

    " I liked the book and the characters. It was a nice twist on the age-old quest theme because of Kale's slave background. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donell | 5/1/2011

    " Excellent story line! Combines the mythological with Christian values. A very easy and fast read. Can wait to read the next book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annika | 3/4/2011

    " Pretty good, christian fantasy in which a girl stumbles upon powers she doesn't know she had, and I think you can tell me the rest. An engaging read, to say the least
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristyn | 3/2/2011

    " This was good, but I didn't really get into it. I think my kids would like it though. Good for young teens into fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/24/2011

    " Awesome read! I'd definitely read it again! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 2/16/2011

    " The message was a little to overridden with a sunday school vibe. Ruuned, for me, what could have been a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 2/12/2011

    " A nice young adult series. Good character development. Worst thing was trying to place Ms. Paul's "races" into pre-conceived slots..."dwarf, elf, gnome" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/19/2011

    " AWESOME BOOK!!! I recommend this to anyone in need of a really good read. "

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About the Author
Author Donita K. Paul

Donita K. Paul is the author of the bestselling DragonKeeper Chronicles, which have sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide.

About the Narrator

Ellen Grafton has narrated numerous audiobooks, many in the kids and young adult categories. She can be heard on such titles as Duff, Girls Acting Catty, New Beginnings, and several of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Teens Talk series.