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DragonQuest (DragonKeeper Chronicles #2)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  6,310 ratings  ·  132 reviews
A New Quest Begins

A dragonkeeper of Paladin, Kale is summoned from the Hall to The Bogs by the Wizard Fenworth to serve as his apprentice and tend his newly hatched meech dragon, Regidor. But Kale isn’t going alone. The Hall is sending a student to monitor her performance and report back to the scholars. Worst of all, it’s Bardon–an older boy Kale finds irritating, but who
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Published May 20th 2008 by WaterBrook Press (first published 2005)
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Valerie (Val's Vicinity)
I liked this book even better than the first in the series! The story here picks up just a couple weeks after the events of the previous book, DragonSpell (Dragon Keepers Chronicles, Book 1). Since we already know the characters, the story here is able to take right off without needing to take time to introduce the reader to everything and everyone.

Most of the same characters from DragonSpell are back, with the addition of several new ones as well. I especially enjoyed the addition of Toopka, as
Molly Evangeline
I’ll start off by saying I enjoyed DragonQuest quite a bit more than DragonSpell, the first book. I could see things much more clearly in this book and felt a much stronger bond to the old characters as well as the new.

I think my favorite thing about this book were the new characters. They really added a lot. Toopka, a little doneel girl, was absolutely adorable and made me laugh many times. The meech dragon, Regidor, was fascinating and a very imaginative creature I thoroughly enjoyed. But my m
I haven't read too much fantasy. But I have family members who really enjoy that genre. So I bought this book on CD, read by Ellen Grafton. She does a good job. Though her voice sounds like a young girl, she is talented and can change it to fit the character she is speaking for. The story, of course, is good-vs-evil. The author invented some quite disgusting creatures to work for the evil wizard. The young heroine must find her way, and must help the quest. I started to look forward to finding o ...more
Bill Tillman
A New Quest Begins

A dragonkeeper of Paladin, Kale is summoned from the Hall to The Bogs by the Wizard Fenworth to serve as his apprentice and tend his newly hatched meech dragon, Regidor. But Kale isn’t going alone. The Hall is sending a student to monitor her performance and report back to the scholars. Worst of all, it’s Bardon–an older boy Kale finds irritating, but who at least can hold his own in a sword fight.

New Friendships Are Forged

Meanwhile, the Wizard Risto has seized another meech d
A dragonkeeper of Paladin, Kale is summoned from the Hall to The Bogs by the Wizard Fenworth to serve as his apprentice and tend his newly hatched meech dragon, Regidor.

But Kale isn’t going alone. The Hall is sending a student to monitor her performance and report back to the scholars. Worst of all, it’s Bardon–an older boy Kale finds irritating, but who at least can hold his own in a sword fight.

Meanwhile, the Wizard Risto has seized another meech dragon, bringing him dangerously close to gai
Karyn Kar Mun (Thy Evil Queen)
This is probably as far as I'm going to get with the DragonKeeper Chronicles. If after two books I find that I can't care any less what happens to the characters, it's going to be a waste of my time to continue with the series.

The good stuff : I like very much how religion and magic can exist side-by-side in this series. The wizard Fenworth for instance, corrects Kale when she called him a great & powerful wizard. He says there is no worth in being that. He is a devoted & trustworthy se
This is book 2 in the series and it was a very good sequel!

Though, same as book 1, there are just way too may characters to follow and sometimes the action happens so fast that you barely notice it happened at all. For instance, some characters are walking along and suddenly they're in the middle of a fight (quite a few of these short battles in this one) and then suddenly it's over and someone is missing. It goes by so fast that you barely have time to register what is happening and don't even
Timothy Stone
Fantasy has had a (somewhat undeserved, I think) bad name as a genre among believers, given how some of the works treat morality and faith. Beyond The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia, believers have been unwilling (which is a shame, in my opinion) to give fantasy a chance. Recent years have seen some terrific Christian fantasies, that deserve a look by believers. One of these great series, are those written by author Donita K. Paul, whose books are quite well known and loved for t ...more
Stargazer R.L.
DragonQuest is a great book. The main reason for this is: BARDON. He's awesome. And really cool. Bardon. <3 This was a very enjoyable book and I found Kale a much better, more likeable character than in the first book. :)

I find it a little creepy that I only read it like four months ago and I can only remember like eight scenes...Which for such a large book is really weird.
DragonQuest was an interesting fantasy book filled with Christian themes, adventure, dragons, and wonderful characters. It never truly was a pageturner for me, but still, I really enjoyed it and will be continuing the series to the end.

Writing: 4/5

DragonQuest is technically well written. Grammatically I found no problems and it does get the story across. It doesn't, however, really pull you in, and the descriptions are somewhat lacking. It is very difficult for me to picture doneels (one of the
I had no idea this was christian propaganda disguised as a fantasy story. As I read it, I felt like the author was beating me over the head with a great big ol' christian stick. I understand allegory. This lame tale was tedious, preachy, overwrought and silly. It was allegory on steriods. And boring.
Ali Reaper
As I did not read the first book, it was slightly confusing but it gave enough information in the story that it could be a single book or a sequel. I think Kale had a few things that she needed to work on. She is a little antsy. She always wants to be doing something. It is like she has ADHD. At the beginning of the book she has absolutely no self-control. Thanks to Barden she gains the self-control needed to be herself and a wizard. When a woman claiming to be her mother appears, Kale is given ...more
It's the tird time I read this book and still I think it's one of the best book ever. I love how Donita K. Paul writes and she's full of imagination! I could read it again and again.
If DragonSpell was Donita K. Paul testing the waters of fantasy writing, DragonQuest is her diving right in. The juvenile moments are gone, and the character development deepens. I remember liking book one more, but this is definitely my favorite of the two the second time around.

New characters are introduced, new friendships created, and more answers (and questions) written on the blank page of Kale's past.

I always find it difficult to review sequels (spoilers, anyone?), so I'll just leave it t
Oct 03, 2014 Gloria rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone; fantasy lovers; dragon aficianados
After orientation at the Hall in Vendela, Kale and Dar have a slight adventure which results in the responsibility of a young street urchin, Toopka. Soon after, all three and Bardon were instructed to go through a gateway to apprentice with Wizard Fenworth. Bardon was not quite ready to begin his training as a knight, so he would not apprentice, but would help with battle training. Wizard Fenworth was also having problems with the newly hatched meech dragon, Regidor. An attack by Creemoor spider ...more
M.A. Kropp
Perhaps I didn't give this book as fair a shot as I could have. When I bought it, I couldn't find the first book in the trilogy, so I got this one and the last. And perhaps the reading suffered from not having the background laid in the first episode.

Kale is a Dragon Keeper. She can help dragon eggs quicken and hatch. Formerly a slave, when her abilities are made known, she is sent to train at the Hall, where she is to be trained to be in service to Paladin, the leader/spiritual guardian of Amar
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plot summary: what happens, when & where, central characters, major conflicts[return]the main character, a 15 year old dragonkeeper named kale, is sent on several missions involving wizards, dragons, battles, and magic. kale was an engaging character; she faces many challenges--such as two women who both claim to be her long-lost mother. she also has pledged her life to the service of paladin, who is a mysterious leader who only occasionally appears with instructions about what wulder's will ...more
Aug 30, 2014 Margaret rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone seeking adventure and love
The ending of this book is absolutely fabulous! And as for the rest of the book, not too far off either. I was not able to read this book through as fast as I would like, as I was interrupted by a million different things. Yet, I'm so glad I was able to read it. Donita Paul really knows how to tell a story. Some characters you think you know until you don't, and it is in an amazing way that you didn't see coming. One of the things that she has put into her good vs. evil I have recently seen in a ...more
DragonQuest has everything its prequel had -- and more. The harrowing adventures continue as Kale finds herself again on the quest to fight against evil. Some significant points stuck out at me as I read this novel. The characters are alive and breathing, and the locales described in the book range from the beautiful to the lowly -- all realistic.

Several new characters are introduced, though for the sake of not spoiling this book, I will not name them. The new characters do, however, help to car
Cana Elene (
As a new quest begins for Kale (she really would rather stay at school at the Hall), she goes to help with Regidor, the Meech dragon that has hatched. Wizard Fenworth is a hoot as usual, and then they have to go about some fighting, as well as discovering that she isn't an orphan as she thought and who her mother is.

This book has a lot of wonderful moments where you really hope that Kale will just smack Bardon upside the head, but you know where it is going. They like each other, and discover t
Another good book in the DragonKeeper chronicles.

Taking place almost immediately after the first book, Kale and friends are swept up into a whole new quest.

Following many of the same patterns as the first one, DragonQuest is an enjoyable story with more exploration of the world Donita K. Paul has created.

The only real issue I am starting to have with this series is the close mindedness of faith the characters follow. In full understading that Donita K. Paul is a Christian Author, and that there
Sep 26, 2007 Tereasa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
In book 2, Kale is learning how to perfect her talents. She also has to face a choice to follow a mother who is rich and beautiful, or one who seems quite average in every way. Some new characters are introduced in this book which play an important part later on. I got some laughs out of this book, along with a few good moral lessons. DragonQuest did keep my interest more than the first book, but maybe it was because I didn't have to be introduced to so many new characters and customs. Kale and ...more
Bethany Phillips
I absolutely loved this book series.

I really enjoyed the quest in this one. The characters grew a lot from the first one and the new characters were awesome and grew a lot in it as well.

I felt that this kept you wondering how is it that they are going to find this other meech dragon.

I have read this series many times but it had been a while so I could not remember a lot about it. I loved how Kale grew in this adventure.

It was really a fun book and I love it more this time I read it than I have
My rating is probably more a 3.5... The book was imaginative and took me back to my childhood when I was obsessed with fantasy (maybe I still am). I could see myself enjoying it even more as a kid; as it was, the nostalgic feeling was cool and it was nice to read a happy, light-hearted book in which you knew good would win. Some of the characters could have been developed more and the conflict seemed to build for the entire book then climax and end a bit too fast. Still, her creative storytellin ...more
Great story and character developement following on fromthe previous book.
Paul Lunger
The 2nd entry in Donita K. Paul's series dealing with dragons, finds our world exploring a bit more as Kale continues his voyage of discovery into who he is & the world of Amara. Paul does a decent job continuing her story & the characters she's creating are perfect for the young adults. This isn't a perfect story as at times I found myself lost in plot & not really caring about the characters themselves or the world she's created. It isn't a bad story though & a tale worth conti ...more
Lovely continuing of the story!
One of the best books I have read in a long time!
Marc Anderson
Great Christian analogies.
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Other Books in the Series

DragonKeeper Chronicles (5 books)
  • DragonSpell (DragonKeeper Chronicles, #1)
  • DragonKnight (DragonKeeper Chronicles, #3)
  • DragonFire (DragonKeeper Chronicles, #4)
  • DragonLight (DragonKeeper Chronicles, #5)
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