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DragonFire

(DragonKeeper Chronicles #4)

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Three years of strife have passed since Kale and Bardon freed Paladin's knights. Now, fiery dragons scorch their beautiful countryside as an evil husband-and-wife wizard duo battle one another for supremacy. The people of Amara just want to be left alone, hoping the conflict with disappear. But Paladin is dying, and Bardon and Kale-now married-must accept fateful assignmen ...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published July 17th 2007 by Waterbrook Press (first published 2007)
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Sarah
Oct 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Almost done with my reread of the DragonKeeper Chronicles! I'm actually raising my rating on this one by a star — I can see why younger me disliked it, but I think that had more to do with younger me's immaturity and less to do with the actual quality of the book. Now that I'm a little more mature, a lot of the things that annoyed me make more sense, and I can recognize them as realistic problems that I also struggle with at times. (For example: if I, like Kale, were told "You're going to go on ...more
Cheryl
Jun 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Three years have passed since the final chapters in DragonKnight. Sir Bardon, an o'rant and emerlindian knight in Paladin's service, has married Kale Allerion, a wizard and Dragon Keeper. When the novel starts, they are standing in the remains of a village destroyed by fire dragons, flying weapons of warfare. Bardon has his hands full as he tries to prevent Kale from entering the partially destroyed inn. But Kale feels the pull of her DragonKeeper talent towards the crumbling building. After Bar ...more
Morgan
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
DragonFire was a very interesting book, and a worthy continuation of the Dragon Keeper chronicles. I very much enjoyed reading it, and it was actually the Dragon Keeper book I read the fastest, reading it in about three days. And it made me still want to read the last book, which is always a good thing.

Writing: 4/5

Ms. Paul's writing is much the same as always, not exactly the best in physical descriptions, but quite sufficient to get the mental movie going in my head. The writing does really get
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Elizabeth Dragina
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Again Donita K Paul amazes me with her masterpiece! I thoroughly enjoyed this book along with the others! The characters and events kept moving, and just like everything Donita K Paul writes it seemed hopeless! Donita made me think (again) that all was lost, 'how will they ever get out of this one!?'!!!!!! I would suggest this series to any young reader who loves learning about the God's character and loves a good fantasy/adventure book! ;)
Jacob Luyjtes
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In this book Bardon and Kale after 3 years of living exclusively in the bogs they go out to find the world at war and near the beginning they find more dragon eggs in a abandon house and goes off to find Gilda and Regidor. they go to them because they found a way to save Gilda from a spell the evil wizard Ristro put her in near the beginning of the series. they do succeed in saving her life. then after a bit they go to Paladin because he is dying, he is dying by having nobody following the truth ...more
M.A. Kropp
Feb 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is technically the fourth book in the Dragonkeeper series, but it is the second I have read. Much like the Narnia books by C.S. Lewis, there is an undercurrent of spiritual idealogy in the stories. And, as with Narnia, you don't have to be a religious person to enjoy them. The religious underpinnings are not so overt as to take over the story. They are there, but Paul does not beat you over the head with them.

In this part of the story, DragonKeeper Kale Allerion is married to Sir Barton, an
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Gloria
May 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone; fantasy lovers; dragon aficionados
DragonFire begins three years after the events in DragonKnight. Bardon and Kale have married and Kale, having received her part, is loath to leave her husband though he is going on his own quest. The author does not indicate what Kale's parents thought, though her father went with her and her mother went with Bardon.

Kale and her father are both Dragon Keepers. In their quest, dragons are their friends and their goal is to release dragons from their captivity under Burner Stox. (view spoiler)
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Valerie (Val's Vicinity)
All is not well in Amara. Three years have past since the events of DragonKnight, and things have changed. Evil forces are terrorizing the land, and Paladin is in poor health. Kale and Bardon are both in their 20's and now married (this isn't a spoiler as it's immediately known in the first chapter).

I'm not sure what's happening, but somehow I feel myself drifting farther away from the storyline in this series, especially here with DragonFire. To me it seemed that some of the events in this book
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Denae Christine
Jan 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: epic-fantasy, dragons
Review added in spring 2012.

Rarely do I come back and add a review the second time I read a book. I never (that I can remember) think less of a book after reading it the second time.
3.5
Well, this one I did. The first time through, everything was new and exciting and stressful and tense. This time, it didn't feel that way at all. Donita K Paul is still a good writer and has plenty of danger and conflicts, but not enough about each conflict. She skims over everything with half or a third as many w
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Kit
Dec 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: most definetely
Recommended to Kit by: I found the book on B&N's shelf and decided to read it
I couldn't put this book down until I had finished it. Especially in the parts where there is a lot going on and close to the end of the book.
There are two funny parts in this book I want to share. I'll try to be vague on one so as to not to ruin it for every one. The first one is Gilda, who is Regidor's wife (They are both Meech Dragons), at one part is enjoying dinner with all the character's at Paladin's castle. During at which time the Bisonbecks come and attack all of them, every one is rea
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Bill Tillman
Trapped in an evil spell… can the knights of Paladin be rescued?

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 secret is in their hands–and hearts.

The band travels north, uncertai
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Cynthia
A great illustration of how God forgives and is always there to help when we need him the most. I loved the way she showed us how both Bardon and Kale were fighting and learning along the way. It of course could be hard sometimes to remember what had happened when going back and forth between the two but it helped us to see what was happening at the same time. I especially liked the last half of the book once they both got into dangerous situations and were fighting the enemy. They learned to re ...more
Savannah Evans
Oct 13, 2016 rated it liked it
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Cana Elene (http://placeofreeds.blogspot.com)
In the 4th installment of the Dragon Keeper Chronicles, Kale and Bardon must battle once again to save their country, their people, and for their's (and their people's) faith in Wulder. There are a lot of battles, a lot of loss, but through it all comes the story of hope.

I must say that this was the hardest book to read. There are several characters that are lost to death, and even at one moment where I just needed to put the book down to cry. But the theme of hope in the most hopeless situatio
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Melanie
Jul 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book of the series.

Kale and Bardon are married! Amara is at war between Paladin's and Pretender's forces. Pretender's leaders, Crim Cropper and Burner Stox are also fighting so there are three evil forces tearing Amara apart. Kale and Bardon have been sequestered in The Bogs, oblivious to the plight of the rest of the country. They have been busy trying to find a cure to save Gilda, and when they do, they leave on a quest to find Gilda and Regidor that puts them right in the m
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Amber
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, allegory
I have to admit when I put my first small review I had my doubts, but after finally finishing the book, I have to say I am actually pleased. The book kept you turning the page. You wanted to see what happen to both Bardon and Kale. You felt sorrow and love. There were plenty of emotions and adventures throughout the book that kept making you want more.

True, there us a strong allegory with the book as with the whole series, but that didn't push the story away.

I was skeptical since allegory stor
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Yoru || ~Cyanide Latte~
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of the Dragons In Our Midst & Oracles of Fire series.
[REVIEW TO COME AT A LATER DATE UPON A FULL SERIES RE-READ.]

I will add as an additional side note however, for those of you who noticed that I added this to my shelf of DNF'd books, I didn't DNF this one due to lack of interest. I had originally read it some time ago by borrowing it from the library, and circumstances led to me not being able to finish it. Since I have bought a copy of my own since, I am very eager to eventually get through this one (and buy and read the fifth and final book o
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Elizabeth
Nov 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Three years of strife have passed since Kale and Bardon freed Paladins knights. Now, fiery dragons scorch their beautiful countryside as an evil husband-and-wife wizard duo battle one another for supremacy.

The people of Amara just want to be left alone, hoping the conflict with disappear. But Paladin is dying, and Bardon and Kale,now married, must accept fateful assignments if their land is to survive.

Will their efforts turn the tide against their adversaries? They face a deadly threat, and a
...more
Frank
Sep 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
There was a gap between the last book and this one which the author didn't really bring together and I would like to have read more about what happened but she didn't share that. The book was again a very good one and had the main character up front as well as the 'second' main character. And it was a very strong suspenseful ending. The spirituality of her books seem to grow with each one which I have enjoyed. This has been a good series in fact I would say one of the best series I have read. I' ...more
Bethany Phillips
I really enjoyed this book. It was fun to see Kale work with her father and get to understand him better. Even if that meant that she had to leave her husband for another mission.

It was great to see some characters that you have loved from the first book grown up and doing what they are called to do and help with dealing with the 2 evil wizards.

The characters are amazing. I love the story and the plot and everything that happens in this book. It builds up to an amazing ending that was just awes
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Molly Evangeline
Jun 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
DragonFire was an interesting sequel to the first three books of the DragonKeeper Cronicles. I can’t say it was quite as good as book 3, but I still loved following all the familiar characters. What made this book fun and different from the ones before is that Kale and Bardon are now married in the story. I loved reading about the two of them. Donita K. Paul has written their relationship splendidly. So definitely worth reading to continue the adventure.
Dana Jordan
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Questing with her father Kale, they discover the valley where the dragons were being held by Burner Stox. They rescue the dragons and kill Burner Stox but not through wizardry. While Kale and her father are on their quest her mother and husband on battling the quiss threat. Sir Bardon becomes ill and is them captured but the Wizard Cim Cropper.
Mark Merris
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Darker than previous books

This was a lot darker than the previous books but still ended well. I really enjoy the interplay of faith and fantasy. It helps me appreciate my relationship with Christ that much more.
Carman
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent!! I loved it. I thought it would have a bad ending, but it did not. It has a wonderful ending!
Naomi Brignola-van calster
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very nice series for young teenagers.
Susannah
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lovely and exciting!
Licette
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed it very much. Great story and characters.
Reb
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent!
Rachel
Mar 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Part of the excellent Christian allegory by Mrs. Paul.
Michelle
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
I am really enjoying this fantasy series. This one has a lot about the relationship (or lack thereof) between Kale and her father. Plus action and adventure.
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