Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Dragons of the Valley

The second in a new series by Donita K. Paul, Dragons of the Valley continues in the same world as her DragonKeeper series, but on another continent.Because I haven't read the first one, I found it difficult to keep up with the cast of characters.
The plot was not as well-done as the DragonKeeper Chronicles, and harder to follow. On the other hand, I did enjoy some of the characters, especially the bafflingly verbose Lady Peg. I think I'd have a higher opinion if I had read the prequel, The Vanishing Sculpture, but my knowledge of her previous sculpture definately helped keep track of it all.
Three and a half stars of five.

A link to read the first few chapters is availible at

I recieved a free copy of this book from WaterBrook's Blogging for books program, but wasn't required to write a positive review.


  1. I didn't realize that this was the sequel to The Vanishing Sculptor. Good to know--my brother has The Vanishing Sculptor but I haven't read it yet. Once I get it read I'll definitely have to look this one up!

  2. I've read The Vanishing Sculptor and this one. Dragons of the Valley picks up the plot where the other one finished. The first chapter of Dragons could have been the next chapter in The Vanishing Sculptor. She introduces the characters gradually in the first book but throws them all at you at once in the next book. Having read both, I preferred The Vanishing Sculptor.