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Before vowing his allegiance to Wulder as a knight, Bardon heads to the mountains for solitude. His life is suddenly complicated by a woman and her granddaughter, N'Rae, on a mission to rescue the woman's son trapped in a chamber of sleep. Bardon learns that more of Paladin's knights are imprisoned - and suspects one of them is Dragon Keeper Kale's missing father.

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.

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no disappointments

I enjoyed the story a lot . there were times u was wondering how are they going to get kale into this story, and I enjoyed every second of it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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immersion issuei

this book itself is wonderful, however i purchased the Audible as well because it indicated that it was immersion compatible. this was not the case. if i wanted to ready along i had go switch between them and the book didn't change pages with the Audible version. maybe i just downloaded the wrong Audible but Amazon kept indicating that immersion was available. 😢😤

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  • Chris
  • Valley Village, CA, United States
  • 10-25-11

More preaching and tacit approval of slavery

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.

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  • Katja
  • Tampa, FL, United States
  • 12-14-10

I love this series!

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.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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pleasant little stories.

I love all of these stories, even if they are meant for the youth. ;-)

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  • Amanda
  • Greeley Colorado
  • 05-04-12

Not real happy.

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.

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  • karen
  • Fountain Hills, AZ, United States
  • 02-18-10

Terrible

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.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful