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DragonLight (DragonKeeper Chronicles #5)

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The breathtaking conclusion to the DragonKeeper chronicles!

The fantastic land of Amara is recovering from years of war as well as from the spiritual apathy corroding the Amarans’ hearts. With Kale and her father serving as dragon keepers for Paladin, the dragon populace has exploded. It’s a peaceful, exciting time of rebuilding. And yet, an insidious, unseen evil lurks jus
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Published October 16th 2009 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2008)
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Becky
Jul 19, 2011 Becky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
I want to love these books, I really do. I've found so much to like in each of them, but I just can't get past the heavy-handed preaching. In this last one we find out that it's not just wrong to disagree with the mainstream religion, diversity of thought is more evil than a mountain-sized, man-eating dragon. I find that kind of message more terrifying than the lackluster villains in these books. Evidently, it's ok to look and act differently, as long as your beliefs fall in line with the "corre ...more
Janna
Jan 19, 2009 Janna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some of you have probably heard of the Dragon Keeper Chronicles Series by Donita Paul. It is an amazing series that currently has 5 books in it - DragonSpell DragonQuest DragonKnight DragonFire DragonLight We enter the world of Amara with Knights, Wizards, Dragons and of course clear lines drawn between good and evil. Donita has created many kinds of creatures and other amazing characters that take us through many adventures. One of my favorite parts is definitely the dragons themselves. There a ...more
Robert
Sep 27, 2011 Robert rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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Anne Hamilton
I was under the mistaken impression this was the first in a series, not the finale. Then I was under the mistaken impression that this 'fantasy lite' was geared towards children - when, probably, its target audience is families. Tricky to write to appeal across such a broad age range. Maybe it would have better been directed at children, trusting that it would appeal to the child-like in adults.

Without a background in the earlier books in the series, it was difficult to know exactly who Paladin
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Timothy Stone
Very rarely have I been more disappointed with any story than I was with DragonLight by Donita K. Paul. This final volume in her popular five-book Dragon Keeper Chronicles series had such a promising plot, and such an unfortunately bad follow-through.

To summarize the plot without giving too much away, there is a cult growing in the land of Amara. This group, called "the Followers" seeks to subvert the teachings of Wulder, the one-true Creator and God, and also to exterminate the dragon populatio
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Cyd
Mar 21, 2016 Cyd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I saved my review for the last book, so that I only have to do this once. My take-a-way from these books was this: There is a time to sit in front of the fireplace with a cuppa tea while your boots dry on the hearth. But there comes a time to put your boots back on, go out into a harsh, cold and dangerous world and fight.
I really enjoyed this series. It was entertaining and charming. As someone who rarely ventured outside their comfort zone, It spoke to me hence my take-a-way. I know some people
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Morgan
Jul 14, 2014 Morgan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Dragon Keeper Chronicles has taken me on a delightful journey that sadly has finally come to an end. Well, it hasn't really come to an end. I still have the last two books from the library and keep picking them up and rereading my favorite bits. DragonLight was a worthy continuation that I greatly enjoyed, and I'm sad to have to say goodbye to Kale and Bardon.

Writing: 4/5

The writing is really pretty much the same as always. I suppose I can mention here the flaws in her climaxes. Donita K. Pa
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Jacquelin
Aug 01, 2012 Jacquelin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good series!
Gloria
Oct 17, 2014 Gloria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone; fantasy lovers; dragon aficionados
DragonLight begins sometime after the events of DragonFire, but we are not told how long ago those events were.

There are several enemies and insidious purposes revealed in this book as well as some delightful surprises and restorations.

I really liked how they all stay together and most of the time worked together to resolve the issues that sprung up. I know a prior book, had a lot of "Wulder's principles", and while this book has a lot of them as well, they seem more put into practice then just
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Valerie (Val's Vicinity)
Having read the whole series and comparing each book, I think I liked the storylines here in DragonLight the best out of the entire series. The quest for the meech colony was interesting and quite different from the storylines of the previous books. It was also interesting to see how things played out with the introduction of the "Followers", who in many (unfortunate) ways seem like a modern day cult. Kale and Bardon's attention and efforts focus on both of these storylines through-out the book. ...more
Sandy Lender
Apr 26, 2009 Sandy Lender rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young adults, adults
Recommended to Sandy by: no one
It's a little difficult to tell who the main character is, but I'm selecting Kale, the dragon keeper. Her husband, Bardon, vies for this position as the two head off on a quest to help their meech dragon friends Gilda and Reginor get to a legendary meech colony in the north where Gilda can present her egg. It's a cool quest. But there's bad stuff going on in their land. People calling themselves "Followers" are spreading a message contrary to Paladin's teachings. They think wizards like Kale and ...more
Bill Tillman
Feb 20, 2010 Bill Tillman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves fantasy and dragons.
Recommended to Bill by: A Christian writer.
The fantastic land of Amara is recovering from years of war inflicted on its citizens by outside forces–as well as from the spiritual apathy corroding the Amarans’ hearts. With Kale and her father serving as dragon keepers for Paladin, the dragon populace has exploded. It’s a peaceful, exciting time of rebuilding. And yet, an insidious, unseen evil lurks just beneath the surface of the idyllic countryside.

Truth has never been more important, nor so difficult to discern.

As Kale and her father ar
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Amy ♥♫
Awww . . . it's over now. :( But I know that I will definitely be on the look-out for the the whole series at a bookstore as I definitely want to add them to my collection. :D This joins Chronicles of Narnia and the Lord of the Rings on my list of favorite fantasy series!!! XD I'm sure both Tolkien and Lewis would be proud to have Donita K. Paul join their ranks as great fantasy authors. I want to see this series made into movies even more now. Who's with me on that?

Speaking of, I've already st
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Kiersten
I really, deeply enjoyed this whole series. The story is really interesting, as is the entire world the author has created. The names are always fun and unusual. She did a great job on the characters - they actually do mature, they're [for the most part] genuinely likable, and they're talented and capable but in no way infallible.
All the books are practically rolling in symbolism, but Donita did a really good job of subtly integrating it with the story so it's clear, but interesting and not too
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Molly Evangeline
Jul 26, 2011 Molly Evangeline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
DragonLight, the 5th and final book was amazing. I’d say every bit as good as book 3, which was my favorite. It was very different from the others and fascinating. I really enjoyed the rather twisting plot in this one. And, of course, how could I not love reading more about Kale and Bardon after they were apart for so much of book 4? The two of them were constantly making me giggle or grin. Just ask my mom. I was probably grinning every time she walked by me. The only complaint I have about the ...more
Amber
Apr 11, 2016 Amber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, allegory
I have to admit. After reading the last book and wanting more interaction, I was not disappointed. The book was an adventure, but it still had the love you felt between my two favorite characters. Learning about the Followers and how to stop them was interesting. The whole scenes with the big dragon and the smaller ones were quite interesting. A lot of people say the ending was nothing as if it was dropped off, but to me, the ending was built with each chapter. Overall, I loved this book just as ...more
Sydney
2 stars
DragonLight was the last of Paul's DragonKeeper Chronicles and it's the one I remember the most. Sadly, it also reminds me why I'm not a fan of Christian fiction. There's a lot of heavy-handed preaching going on (don't disagree with the mainstream religion, don't think differently, don't ask questions, etc). As someone that has grown distrustful of many religions and the ways in which they the Bible and teach it (particularly to younger minds), I can't rate this higher than 2 stars and fe
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Cana Elene (http://placeofreeds.blogspot.com)
This final (5th) book in the Dragonkeeper Chronicles ties up all the loose knots that have been building through the past 4 books. Bardon decides that Kale and he needs to get out of the house, mainly because she is too dense to realize she is prego... Again, I'm not her race, but REALLY? Kale is a bit anti-quest, but decides to go along with her husband.
Along the way, they discover some amazing things about themselves, their friends, and the little child growing inside of Kale.
But of course,
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Carli J
May 15, 2009 Carli J rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jessamyn
May 20, 2012 Jessamyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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John Piper
May 28, 2015 John Piper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful book! The whole series culminated into this final story. As I read this series I was drawn to the characters, and was enveloped into the world of Amara! Donita Paul has a wonderful gift of creation in her writing. I hope that she returns to this series and writes more books about these characters. I look forward to reading more from her!
Carman
Feb 11, 2016 Carman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent! I loved this entire series. I couldn't put it down! Donita K. Paul is an amazing story teller,and I cannot wait for her next series.
Elizabeth
Nov 27, 2008 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As Kale and her father are busy hatching, bonding, and releasing the younger generation of dragons as helpers throughout the kingdom, the light wizard has little time to develop her skills.

Her husband, Sir Bardon-despite physical limitations resulting from his bout with the stakes disease-has become a leader, serving on the governing board under Paladin.

When Kale and Bardon set aside their daily responsibilities to join meech dragons Regidor and Gilda on a quest to find a hidden meech colony, t
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Dorian
Feb 24, 2016 Dorian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good end to the series. Glad the mystery of Toopka was finally resolved. Enjoyed this genre more than I thought I would.
Elizabeth J.
Jan 18, 2016 Elizabeth J. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good end to the Dragonkeeper chronicles series.
I really enjoyed this series and would recommend this to fantasy fans.
Jamie Pieszala
Aug 19, 2015 Jamie Pieszala rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Out of the dragon keeper series this book I read the most. I need a new one because the pages are falling apart in places.
Robert
Honestly, had some issues with the first half,,, but stuck with it and the second half made up the difference.
Susannah
Sep 06, 2015 Susannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gripping Finally to the wonderful story of a poor servant girl, turned into a hero!
Aditya /
Feb 01, 2015 Aditya / rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I found the ending of the series weak, and did not enjoy the last book
Meldarion Sidhiel
While I enjoyed the first book in this series, my enjoyment steadily declined from book to book.
Foreshadowing is non-existent in most cases, but where it does appear, it is pounded into the readers face. Many the major conflicts in the story are resolved either through Deus ex Machina or by side characters (making the series main characters, Kale and Bardon, feel either superfluous or like a glorified transport service, depending on the context).
It felt (to me) as if the author continued writing
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DragonKeeper Chronicles (5 books)
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