The Dragons of Chiril
Previously published as The Vanishing Sculptor
Before DragonSpell, on a different continent and a different time, a young emerlindian's desperate decision threatens to disrupt the foundation of the world.Tipper has been caring for her family’s estate for years now, ever since her father disappeared, making a living by selling off his famous artwork. Then she learns that three statues she sold were carved from an ancient foundation stone, and the fabric of her reality is crumbling.
She must free her father and save the world. But she can’t do it alone.
Her ragtag band of adventurers includes Beccaroon, a giant parrot; Bealomondore, an aristocratic young artist; a handsome dragonkeeper prince; the Wizard Fenworth; and the tumanhofer librarian Librettowit. Together they travel through valleys and kingdoms and consort with purveyors of good and agents of evil to find and reunite the missing statues. Will they learn to rely on Wulder’s grace and guidance along the way?
Through Tipper’s breathtaking story, readers will discover the beauty of knowing and serving God.
This book was slow to read as I found myself re-reading parts of it to try to understand all that the author was trying to portray. There is a great amount of detail, and although it did take much longer than I normally spend reading this book, it was entertaining and interesting. Magic, wizards, portals, mystery and mystical creatures abound throughout this story. A great adventure for teens/YA and those adults who still believe in magic and fantasy. This book is meant to be the pre-quel of sorts for "DragonSpell" and other Dragon books by Donita K. Paul.
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