I have been participating in a program that allows me to preview and review books and I have really enjoyed it. Through Blogging For Books I have been introduced to the author Donita K. Paul. I love to read, and will read almost anything, but do not typically choose fantasy books. Donita K. Paul may have changed my mind.
I really enjoyed The Dragons of Chiril. It is the first in a series about the land of Chiril and it's introduction to the Creator - Wulder. It is filled with stories of people all of different races and temperments and their introduction to the idea of a God that created them and loves them. If you read the Dragon Keeper Chronicles it has a couple of my favorite characters from there (Wizard Fenworth and the librarian Librettowit) that have travelled away from Amara and are helping to solve a dramatic problem in Chiril.
The story revolves around a young lady who has had to take over care for her family's estate (with help from a trusted friend) because her mother is a bit out of it, and her father hasn't been seen in years. To help provide for her family she has begun to sell her artist father's artwork one piece at a time. She soon finds out that her father has not been seen because he is stuck and she can help save him, but to do so she has to hunt down 3 specific pieces of his artwork.
The story is full of twists and turns and is perfect for the fantasy lover at your house. Did I mention it even has dragons? I have really enjoyed getting to know this author and hope you do too.
Thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for providing a free copy of this book for me to review. My Opinions are my own.