The band travels north, uncertain of their destination and encountering numerous perils. When they unlock the chamber, they discover a dozen knights - who cannot be awakened. The journal holding the secret to rousing them is in an unknown language. How can they find the help they need, and overcome even graver obstacles, to rescue the knights?
Return to the land of dragons and magic you discovered in Dragonspell and DragonQuest, in this finely crafted and memorable work of fantasy fiction with a core of eternal truth.
©2009 Donita K. Paul; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Disciple of the written word and Audible fanatic. I am an Urban and Epic Fantasy Fan. I also enjoy some Paranormal Romance.
This story has no continuity. The narrator was wasted on a story that is choppy and confusing. Characters are ridiculous and undeveloped. It seems that huge chunks were just plucked out. It plays out like this----They ran forward to join the fight. ------ He was ready for another bowl of stew as he relaxed next to Jim<~~~ Jim was not previously in the story and no explanation of where Jim came from offered or the fight or how they got out of the forest into another place......... btw Jim is an example not a character. It was just NOT edited, proofread or checked in any fashion. Ellen Grafton must have had one heck of a time recording this.
I so wish I hadn't bought three of these books because of all the positive (but low in number) reviews.
Much like the previous two books, nobody ever really seems in any danger. All they usually do is pray to Wulder and get rescued by Paladin or their friends. The only thing positive I can say about this one is there was slightly more character development of the meech dragon and Bardon's dragon (since I'm a dragon fan). This book brought the amount of pseudo-Christian preaching to a new level of absurdity and it was very distracting from what little there was of an adventure story.
I was also offended that despite all the preaching, slavery was never talked about as a bad thing. Of the two slave characters I remember in the three books I've read, both seemed of the mind that because they were treated decently by their masters and taken care of, they were happy. You're left with the impression that slavery is fine as long as you pray to Wulder and follow his grand unknowable plan. Blah. Yeah, I don't mind slavery being portrayed as acceptable to fantasy or historic cultures, but this whole series was such a transparent attempt at teaching lots of little Christian lessons/morals, the fact they treat slavery as acceptable is not acceptable to me. Kale never looks back unkindly at her former masters and never goes on any quests to free slaves. Any slaves that are freed are by accident while fighting the "low races", aka "minions of Pretender (Satan)".
Also, the audio narrator of the first three books was terrible. The high pitch of her voice actually kept hurting my wife's ears and whenever she tried to "sing" I wished audible's android player had a skip forward 30 seconds button.
I'm just glad I didn't accidentally buy any more of these books.
While it maybe written more for kids or young adults, it is a great listen without being preachy. Simple life lessons that make sense. Just enjoy the story.
If you're older than 10, don't buy this book. Even if you ARE 10, you still probably won't like it.
The story line is flat, the characters are totally unappealing, the narrator is awful, and this is the first audio book that I've ever purchased that I just could not finish. Terrible in all respects.
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