Thursday, June 30, 2011

Another Dragon Tale - Blogging for Books

A Review of The Dragons of Chiril by Donita K. Paul (previously printed as The Vanishing Sculptor)

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.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Menu for a New Week - 6/19

We had a great week of vacation last week (and thus no great plan to write home about), and enjoyed father's day yesterday.   Here is our plan for this week .

Sunday - Spaghetti, garlic toast, and I bought my husband's favorite pie (pecan) at the store as a nice treat for him. 
Monday - Batter-Dipped Chicken Sandwhiches
Tuesday - Better than Olive Garden Alfredo
Wednesday - Church
Thursday - Sloppy Joes
Friday - Family Night
Saturday - Baked Chicken

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