This second book in the Chiril Chronicles is even better than the first. I'd recommend that you start with the first one though (The Vanishing Sculptor). Dragons of the Valley starts off very exciting and mysterious, so much that I can't even describe very much of the beginning without spoiling this mystery. What happens though is Bealomondore is woken from his sleep by Maxon, a kimen, and is told that he needs to take and leave the palace with one of the three Trio of Elements statues if he wants to keep them safe. Separating these three statues would unbalance the world once again so this confuses Bealomondore. The rest of the story is about the invasion of Chiril by the neighboring country of Baardack and the heros' adventure to keep the statues safe as well as to defeat the evil penetrating their world. Can a world despairing and unknowing of the creator, defeat this onslaught of evil? You'll be satisfied with the ending is all I can say.
The new characters, plot, conflict, and magic entertain thoroughly leaving you yearning for more. The dialect of the two Amaran characters, from Donita's last series, and Lady Peg is even more befuddling than their past appearances and funny beyond the norm. The character growth in the story is very cool to watch and inspiring to see. I was really happy to see Tipper stop all her whining, from the last book, and grow up a little. All in all, this was an amazing book by Donita K. Paul and I can't wait for the next one that is to come out. All you dragon lovers and Christian fantasy readers, this is a book you don't want to miss out on.
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