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About The Dragons of Chiril

Before DragonSpell, on a different continent and a different time, a young emerlindian’s desperate decision threatens to disrupt the foundation of the world.
 
Tipper has been caring for her family’s estate for years now, ever since her father disappeared, making a living by selling off his famous artwork. Then she learns that three statues she sold were carved from an ancient foundation stone, and the fabric of her reality is crumbling.
 
She must free her father and save the world. But she can’t do it alone.
 
Her ragtag band of adventurers includes Beccaroon, a giant parrot; Bealomondore, an aristocratic young artist; a handsome dragonkeeper prince; the Wizard Fenworth; and the tumanhofer librarian Librettowit. Together they travel through valleys and kingdoms and consort with purveyors of good and agents of evil to find and reunite the missing statues. Will they learn to rely on Wulder’s grace and guidance along the way?

Previously released as The Vanishing Sculptor

Praise

Praise for The Dragons of Chiril

“Have you ever looked at a painting from a distance and thought it beautiful, only to draw nearer to it and realize it was more exquisite, complex, and wonderful than you ever imagined? The Dragons of Chiril by Donita K. Paul is like that. I began reading and liked it. As usual, I found myself happily enveloped in a vivid world full of emerlindians,
tumanhofers, and dragons. But then, just when I thought the work was beautiful, something deep within me started to tingle…and I began to see that The Dragons of Chiril was far more than simple entertainment or escape. I had one ‘aha!’ moment after another. Clues everywhere, right in front of my eyes, blossomed into truth, until at last I put down the book and swam in the rich waters of adventure, peace, and blessed melancholy—the rare state revealing that you’ve been touched by the story of an inspired author. The Dragons of Chiril is sure to be loved by readers and re-readers of every age.”
—WAYNE THOMAS BATSON, best-selling author of the Door Within Trilogy, Isle of Swords, and Isle of Fire

“Donita K. Paul never fails to satisfy the imagination and delight the soul. In The Dragons of Chiril, she takes us beyond the boundaries of her beloved DragonKeeper chronicles and opens up vast new realms of wonder. The adventure of Tipper, the sculptor’s daughter, will strike a responsive chord in the heart of every reader who has ever faced a seemingly impossible challenge. This is fantasy that truly illuminates reality!”
—JIM DENNEY, author of the Timebenders series

The Dragons of Chiril is a delightful tale of otherworldly adventures laced with heavenly meanings. Author Donita K. Paul skillfully transports you to a fantasy world populated with emerlindians, tumanhofers, speaking grand parrots, wizards, and magical librarians; where flying dragons communicate and mysterious portals whisk you across the world. Readers young and old will love journeying along with the enchanting questing party on their mission to save the world and discover a loving God.”
—MEGAN DIMARIA, author of Searching for Spice and Out of Her Hands

“Stunning beginning to a new series! Rarely does an author recapture the exquisite charm and the bold freshness first discovered in her initial series. Donita K. Paul fans are in for a treat as they uncover new wonders and enchantment in the world of Chiril. New readers will revel in the magical blend of mischief and mayhem woven with wittiness and intrigue throughout this engaging tale. From the zany disposition of Lady Peg to the spirited charm and wit of Tipper, her youthful daughter, The Dragons of Chiril tingles our most fervent emotions of love, joy, and hope. An exciting complement to the DragonKeeper series, and a fantastical adventure for inaugural audiences of all ages.”
—ERIC REINHOLD, author of The Annals of Aeliana, Ryann Watters and the King’s Sword, and Ryann Watters and the Shield of Faith

About Donita K. Paul

Donita K. Paul is the author of The Dragons of Chiril, Dragons of the Valley, and the bestselling DragonKeeper Chronicles with more than a quarter of a million books in print. She enjoys cooking, beading, stamping, knitting, and her grandsons. Not necessarily in that order. Visit her website at DonitaKPaul.com.

Product Details

416 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jun 21, 2011

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

Before DragonSpell there were The Dragons of Chiril.

Click here to download chapter one of The Dragons of Chiril.

Before the DragonKeeper Chronicles, a young emerlindian’s mistake may spell the end of the world unless she and her ragtag band of adventurers can find three lost sculptures.

By Michelle Archer

This book is a republished copy of The Vanishing Sculptor by Donita K. Paul, I have read both versions and there are no differences other than title. Once again Donita K. Paul has written an enchanting tale about dragons, magic, wizards, and so much more. Tipper is a young emerlindian, one of the seven high races of Chiril, who is struggling with many secrets. Her father, the famous artist Verrin Schope, has vanished. Leaving Tipper and...

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By Natalie Richards

I loved the DragonSpell series, so when I saw this one I just had to read it. It took me a little longer to get into then Ms. Paul's other novels, but not much. Before long I was adventuring right along with Tipper and her friends, laughing at their silliness and enjoying the fun. It is difficult to find good Christian fantasy that doesn't either drive you crazy with preachiness or bore you with bland writing. You don't find either of...

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By Raechel Kelly

This was the second book of the Chiril books by Donita K. Paul that I've read, though I wish this one would've been first, because it explained things a bitter better than the one I started with. I assume this is the first in the series. I did enjoy "The Dragons of Chiril" quite well. One thing that I noticed, or perhaps, wished for, is that the book would have been totally built upon the Lord. Though, I thought that this book was better...

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By Bunny Cates

My Thoughts: This story, for me, was a little slow getting going. As an after thought, now, I think I am glad it was. I had never heard of this series or the author - so taking a little time to get the story rolling really allowed me to "discover" the world. If that makes sense? I hope so. I really enjoyed the characters. I loved that Tipper was very independent and had a strong will. (You can see my goodreads reading updates HERE) ...

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By Melissa Meeks

This book clearly starts a new series and is presented to readers as if each one picking up the book is just being introduced to Amara and Chiril despite the fact that these worlds were created in a previous series by this author. Ms Paul does a highly commendable job of making this new series in an established world accessible to new readers without overwhelming her loyal fans who already understand the basics about the people and places...

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