Monday, July 16, 2007

DragonFire by Donita K. Paul

Song Stuck on the Brain: Don't Walk Away Renee by The Left Banke

I'm so excited (Doing my happy dance.) I just finished reading Donita K. Paul's latest, DragonFire. It was sooooo good!

This is the forth book in the Dragon series. I know I've posted about them previously, but if you're new to the series, check out what I've had to say previously.

What's on the Cover:

Three years of strife have passed since Kale and Bardon freed Paladin’s knights. Now, fiery dragons scorch their beautiful countryside as an evil husband-and-wife wizard duo battle one another for supremacy. The people of Amara just want to be left alone, hoping the conflict with disappear. But Paladin is dying, and Bardon and Kale–now married–must accept fateful assignments if their land is to survive. Will their efforts turn the tide against their adversaries?

They face a deadly threat–and a challenging choice.

Kale’s responsibility is to find, hatch, and train an army of dragons, and she tackles the daunting task–until she is shocked by a betrayal. As the Amaran countrymen seek escape, she must search for her husband, family, and friends while organizing an underground movement to weaken the enemy. But when the end draws near, Kale must choose between two dismal destinies.

This series is so addictive. Amara is a world I love to immerse myself in and I can't wait to get back to it. I always attack the latest book as soon as it appears in my mailbox, and despite the fact that I don't want the story to end, I can't help but devour it as soon as possible. With the end of each book, I go through a withdrawl period. I just want more.

How can you not love these characters? Her creativity is just boundless and I want so much to meet a Kimen, a Doneel and an Emerlindian. I want to meet Bug the Ropma and his wife Rain and all their ba's. I want to take all the minor dragons home. Gymn the healing dragon, Dibl the comedian, Pat the chubby bug cruncher. Metta the singer. They just sound adorable!

When I reached the end of DragonFire, I thought it was the series-ender - and I was upset. What about Gilda and Regidor? What about the Dragon eggs? What about Kale and Bardon? The story was great, the plot all wrapped up, but there was just so much more I needed to know. How could Donita end this series? So I put the book down and immediately went to search her website for another book.

Joy of all joys, DragonLight is due out Summer of '08. I actually did the fist pumping YES! Now, I just have to survive the wait - and hope Donita can make this series last a little longer.

If you haven't read this series yet, I highly recommend it.


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