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DragonKnight

(DragonKeeper Chronicles #3)

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Return to the land of dragons and magic you discovered in Dragonspell and DragonQuest, in this finely crafted and memorable work of fantasy fiction with a core of eternal truth.

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
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Paperback, 399 pages
Published June 20th 2006 by Waterbrook Press
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Tereasa Boren
Sep 26, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
I think this was my favorite book in the series. Bardon becomes the main character of this tale. He has just finished his training at the great hall and he thinks he is going on sebatical to figure out what he wants for his future. He ends up on another quest with three companions that we haven't met before. Again, the author provides a bit of humour mixed with action and drama. I also walked away from this book feeling great and having been reminded of some pretty basic Christian principles to ...more
MC
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Donita K. Paul continues her very popular Christian fantasy series, The Dragonkeeper Chronicles, with the third book in the series, DragonKnight. This story was the most enjoyable one that I have read so far, as it has departed somewhat from the traditional format of the rest of the books. In the first two books, the entire narrative was from the point of view of protagonist Kale Allerion, wizard in training. What makes this book different, not “better” really, so much as refreshing, is that the ...more
Morgan
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
DragonKnight has been my favorite Dragon Keeper book so far. The first two took me several weeks to get through, but this one took less than a week, leaving me disappointed I didn't have a violin lesson this week and so no good reason to go by the library for the second time in a week. Perhaps it was because there was a lot more of Bardon, perhaps because it contains a little bit of romance, perhaps it's just a more interesting story...I don't know, it's just the first one that left me desperate ...more
Jacob Luyjtes
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bardon revives a quest to save a father but the father has a spell over him so they will have to find others to help them on the way. near the end they get help from the people from book 1 and 2 and find a castle where they find a lot more then just the father and after they save the father and the all the others. they find one of the many evil people who want to enslave the land which they take down and give two people control of the castle.
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.]
Michelle
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
This series just gets better. I really liked learning more about Bardon. He's the main character in this book.
Molly Evangeline
Jun 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
DragonKnight, book 3 of the DragonKeeper Chronicles by Donita K. Paul, is definitely the best book yet. The whole series started out a little slow for me, but I was very pleasantly surprised by how good it has become. I enjoyed every moment of DragonKnight and can say it is one of the most enjoyable fantasy books I’ve ever read.

This book was quite different from the first two because the focus switched from Kale to Bardon, and that was what made me enjoy it so much. I don’t dislike Kale, but I’m
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Diane
May 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I listened to this story as a book on CD. I had "read" the 2nd book in the series, Dragon Quest, in the same way. So I was familiar with the characters, and enjoyed my visit to this fantasy realm again. At the end, it reminded me of the books my daughter used to write in elementary school in that she would get going, setting the stage and building the story. Then, when she was close to reaching the required number of words or pages, the story would suddenly reach it's climax and end. We were all ...more
Stargazer R. L.
DragonKnight = AWESOME. I love this book. It was great to follow Bardon around on an adventure and be in his head. :D I thought Bardon was a very good character. I think his only flaw was not liking people and he got over that by the end. He inspired me with his goodness. Plus he's awesome. And so is the story and all the rest of the characters. So yes, this book was great!
Aviana Joy
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first half dragged just a little, but, boy, was the second half worth it. Confession: I stayed up until 11:30 to finish this.
Arlene
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this series.
Mrs. Bahns
Apr 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Mrs. Bahns by: Mom
Shelves: garrett
This book is very good. Bardon is the main character for the most part until later in the book. Regidor accompanies him. This book i a little sad at the end but otherwise is awesome!
Lea Carter
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: clean, fantasy
Bardon has grown up considerably in this book. He's even learned to tolerate people. When he has to...and preferably not during his mandatory sabbatical. But a good man goes where he's needed, and the strangers he meets definitely need his help.
N’Rae, one of the strangers, is a beautiful and rather naive young emerlindian. Her ability to mind-speak with animals both helps and hinders their quest to locate and rescue her missing father. Another member of the quest is generous to a fault--legally
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Melody
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Reading past the first book in a series is unusual for me, but this series has left me pleasantly surprised so far. I've been reading them aloud to my middle-schooler, and she has loved the story, identified with the characters, and appreciated the parallels to Christianity. I enjoy the humor interspersed throughout, and the uniqueness of each character.
Maria Jo
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this story from Bardon's perspective. However, once Kale joined the quest in the second part, she kind of took over the MC perspective in the story. This did get much better further through the second part.
Elizabeth Dragina
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Her book was so intense! I loved reading it. I don't like the cover but that is the only thing I could find fault with it. If you like Christian and fantasy than you should read this book. I also like the Dragons in the book. So if you like dragons read the book.
Eliza G
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is just amazing. I have no other words. Just absolutely amazing.
Elizabeth Reich
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
Wanted to love this, but couldn't until the end when Kale comes into the story. Felt she should have been in the whole book,also feel some parts were rushed.
Deklan Carter
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
it was awesome
Naomi Brignola-van calster
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very nice series for young teenagers.
Chelsea
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Valerie (Val's Vicinity)
Three years have passed since the events of DragonQuest (Dragon Keepers Chronicles, Book 2). Bardon has completed his knighthood training and is about to enter his time of sabbatical -- a time of solitude and soul searching before he permanently commits his life to Paladin's service as a knight. But things don't go quite as Bardon planned when he arrives at the (supposedly empty) sabbatical cabin and finds it occupied by three women... and they want him to lead them on a rescue mission to the ot ...more
Clara Hoffman
Oct 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
-How did you pick this book?
My friend showed me the series.
-Setting.
Beautiful land called Amara.
-Conflict.
Bardon goes on vacation from his duties as a knight and finds himself leading three girls on a quest to find N'Rae's father. N'Rae is one of the girls he is helping. Bardon's internal conflict is whether he should even be involved with these women in the first place.
-Characterization.
-Static or Dynamic?
Bardon's character was a dynamic character because his attitude toward N'Rae and the
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(Liene)
I think I liked this one more than the previous books. Mainly because the main character was Bardon and he is a very likable character who certainly has flaws and, somehow, I connected with him more than with Kale as the main POV.

There were still too many characters to keep track of, just as in the first two books. Because of this, I think it might be best to read all the books back to back instead of waiting a year in between like I did. By the end I started to figure out who really is who. Th
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Arwen
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
DragonKnight, the third book in Donita K. Paul’s DragonKeeper Chronicles, follows Bardon, the annoying lehman from DragonQuest, on an exciting quest of his own. He’s supposed to have some time to himself in preparation for becoming a knight. But those plans are swiftly crushed when he finds his get-away cabin inhabited by three helpless women with hopes for a dire quest...
DragonKnight isn’t my favorite of the series. It gets off to a very slow start; the story didn’t really pick up until about t
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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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Gloria
Jul 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone; fantasy lovers; dragon aficionados
DragonKnight begins about three years after the end of DragonQuest. Squire Barton has grown and learned a lot under Sir Dar. Now it is his time to go on sabbatical to decide whether he will become a knight and serve Paladin. Sir Dar directed him to a remote cabin to begin the sabbatical. When Barton arrives, he is surprised by the presence of a Granny and her granddaughter, a young emerlindian, and a minnekin. Granny Kye's son, her granddaughter's father, had been captured and put under a spell ...more
Cana Elene (http://placeofreeds.blogspot.com)
In the 3rd installment of the Dragon Keeper Chronicles, we are primarily getting to see Bardon (Kale comes in much later into the story). He goes to a cabin to rest and relax after a lot of work, and instead gets pulled into a quest (I don't know about you, but if after 3 tries of getting rest I get pulled into ANOTHER quest, I might stop trying to rest :).) AS it is, Bardon meets several people along the as as he tries to save dozen of knights that if they aren't awakened in tiem will die.

This
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Robert
Sep 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
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Serena
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love that Donita K. Paul takes a supporting character from book two and makes him the protagonist of book three, giving a new perspective to the continuing story. However, I did find Bardon a bit dry, especially after being inside Kale's colorful mind for two novels. Greer, bless his little dragon heart, does his sarcastic best to nurture the half-ounce of humor buried in his rider, but unfortunately it's still not enough.

My conclusion: While I appreciate the promotion of a secondary character
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