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(DragonKeeper Chronicles #5)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  3,613 ratings  ·  123 reviews
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 s ...more
Paperback, 381 pages
Published June 17th 2008 by Waterbrook Press (first published 2008)
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Darin It depends on what dragons you are talking about. I believe that Mrs. Paul is giving the impression here that all dragons were initially good, but…moreIt depends on what dragons you are talking about. I believe that Mrs. Paul is giving the impression here that all dragons were initially good, but some have become evil; probably a bit of a reference to Genesis. So yes, dragons are good, and bad.(less)

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Mar 21, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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REALLY amazing like ALL the others.
Janna Ryan
Nov 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 26, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
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Oct 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is like . . . 3.5 stars? 3.75 stars? Not quite a full four stars, because the twists regarding Toopka are super weird. Also, Gilda is intensely annoying, and I spent most of the book wanting to slap her (even if she did have her better moments, and I could appreciate her direct approach at times). But in general, this is better than I remembered it. Kale and Bardon continue to be adorable, and I appreciate that being married ((view spoiler)) isn't a reason to s ...more
Amelia Eckert
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
good series!
Elizabeth Dragina
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*ATTENTION* "Trial Review" Friends... please read my review and tell me if you like the way I review books so I can do more in the future!

Review for Dragonlight : The land of Amara is at peace and all is well. Kale is now watching out for her dragons instead of going on dangerous quests. But their is a hidden evil in the land. What are these "Followers" up to? Why do black dragons attack Kale and no other? Where do these black dragons come from? Where is the colony of the meech and are they fri
Jacob Luyjtes
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book set even further from the last book and Kale and Bardon live in a castle made by many different wizards who had different ideas of what to do with the structure. Somehow Kale and Bardon use the structure to help keep all the minor dragons they have safe within their castle with a garden and a basement. Bardon asks Kale if she would want to go on a quest to help Regidor, Glida find the hidden meech colony which multiple characters have talked about in the last few books.
Kaylee Warzecha
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
A great ending to the series! Like most of the previous books, the plot builds and builds and then comes to resolution in like 10 pages. The storyline is great, but I would love to have a bit more meat to the end of the series. But if you’re looking for a clean series then this is a great place to start.
Mark Merris
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome conclusion

I have so enjoyed reading this series and the final book was a great conclusion. Donna's vision for the world she created was amazing and so parallels what I have come to appreciate about our walk with God. She has made me appreciate His presence even more and the hope to come.
May 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book wasn’t not well written. It moved terribly slow in parts and zoomed through others. It’s jumped around with bad editing near the end. I still don’t understand what happened to the kid and the author basically realized she had 70 pages of story to tell in the last 30 pages of the book.
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
The final book (so far) in the DragonKeeper Chronicles. I'm sad to be done with this series because I've really enjoyed them. I look forward to starting a new series by this author.
Jun 05, 2017 rated it liked it
A fine conclusion to the series.

Could be extended if the author wants to.

Eliza G
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely stunning!
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
I don't think I'll read this series again but it's a good series.
Christian fantasy and the christian themes are very obvious
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
The series truly ended a little sloppy and bland, but if you can get past that it's a great series.
Naomi Brignola-van calster
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed this series, and think it's great for young teens, but I have loved this last book.

Aug 12, 2018 rated it liked it
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Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Valerie (Val's Vicinity)
Apr 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Sandy Lender
Apr 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
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 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
DragonLight, the final book in Donita K. Paul's DragonKeeper Chronicles, begins in a peaceful Amara. Pretender, the great enemy of the people, has seemingly been vanquished. People are eager to return to Wulder and His ways. But when Kale and Bardon stumble across a strange sect calling themselves the Followers, they and their friends are launched on another quest. The fate of the world hangs in the balance...
This one is definitely my favorite of the series. It was fast-paced and interesting, an
Anne Hamilton
Feb 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: christian, fantasy
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
Molly Evangeline
Jun 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
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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DragonKeeper Chronicles (5 books)
  • DragonSpell (DragonKeeper Chronicles, #1)
  • DragonQuest (DragonKeeper Chronicles, #2)
  • DragonKnight (DragonKeeper Chronicles, #3)
  • DragonFire (DragonKeeper Chronicles, #4)
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