Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CSFF: Dragons of the Valley by Donita K. Paul

Song Stuck on the Brain: Dream On by Aerosmith

Today, the CSFF blog tour is featuring:



Pardon me while I take a moment to do my Snoopy dance... There, all better. Can you tell how excited I am to finally have the next dragon book in hand? (Or, to be proper, the second book in the Chiril Chronicles.) My entire family and most of my friends are drooling over the fact I got to read it first.
Donita has an amazing way with story telling. She's like the classic bard that can share the words and make them come to life in front of you. Wizard Fenworth has nothing on her. Besides an incredibly rich world of races and creatures, there runs a very powerful story about God and His plan for our lives. The depth of her message is so moving, and yet you don't feel like you're being drawn into a religious debate. Instead, your hearing parables and seeing lessons learned by example and experience. The stories have no age boundaries, they really are for everyone and her fan base proves that over and over.

And now that I've finished Dragons of the Valley, I'm back to waiting on pins and needles all over again for the next dragon book.


War threatens the peaceful land of Chiril… can one painter-turned-reluctant-swordsman really help?

With an invasion of her country imminent, Tipper Schope is drawn into a mission to keep three important statues from falling into the enemy’s clutches. Her friend, the artist Bealomondore, helps her execute the plan, and along the way he learns to brandish a sword rather than a paintbrush.

As odd disappearances and a rash of volatile behavior sweep Chiril, no one is safe. A terrible danger has made his vicious presence known: The Grawl, a hunter unlike any creature encountered before.

To restore their country, Tipper, Bealomondore, and their party must hide the statues in the Valley of the Dragons and find a way to defeat the invading army. When it falls to the artistic Bealomondore to wield his sword as powerfully and naturally as a paintbrush, will he answer Wulder’s call for a champion?


Donita K. Paul retired early from teaching school, but soon got bored! The result: a determination to start a new career. Now she is an award-winning novelist writing Christian Romance and Fantasy. She says, “I feel blessed to be doing what I like best.”

She mentors all ages, teaching teenagers and weekly adult writing workshops.

“God must have imprinted 'teacher' on me clear down to the bone. I taught in public school, then home schooled my children, and worked in private schools. Now my writing week isn’t very productive unless I include some time with kids.”

Her two grown children make her proud, and her two grandsons make her laugh.

Be sure to visit Donita K. Paul on her blog by clicking HERE.

1 comment:

Phil said...

Interesting review. I enjoyed Mrs. Paul's latest book as well.