Monday, June 22, 2009

The Vanishing Sculptor

This book could've been called The Vanishing 13 Year Old. Because that's what happened when I gave my son this book. James is an avid fan of the DragonKeeper Chronicles by Donita Paul. (When I asked him, he confessed that he'd read all five books in the series at least three times each.) He was so excited when I showed him this new book by Donita. He snatched it from my hands and disappeared. He finished the book in two days, and is already planning to read it again after he gets it back from our pastor, another of Donita's DragonKeeper fans.

Donita K. Paul’s 250,000-plus-selling DragonKeeper Chronicles series has attracted a wide spectrum of dedicated fans–and they’re sure to fall in love with the new characters and adventures in her latest superbly crafted fiction novel for all ages. It’s a mind-boggling fantasy that inhabits the same world as the DragonKeeper Chronicles, but in a different country and an earlier time, where the people know little of Wulder and nothing of Paladin.

In The Vanishing Sculptor, readers will meet Tipper, a young emerlindian who’s responsible for the upkeep of her family’s estate during her sculptor father’s absence. Tipper soon discovers that her actions have unbalanced the whole foundation of her world, and she must act quickly to undo the calamitous threat. But how can she save her father and her world on her own? The task is too huge for one person, so she gathers the help of some unlikely companions–including the nearly five-foot tall parrot Beccaroon–and eventually witnesses the loving care and miraculous resources of Wulder. Through Tipper’s breathtaking story, readers will discover the beauty of knowing and serving God.

Donita K. Paul is a retired teacher and author of numerous novellas, short stories, and eight novels, including the best-selling DragonKeeper Chronicles, a series which has sold more than a quarter million books to date. The winner of multiple awards, she lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she spends time mentoring and encouraging young writers. Visit her online at

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  1. Sounds like a book my son would like. He just finished gobbling up the Eragon series. I'll have to suggest this one to him! Thanks!

  2. Hi again Erica,
    I told my son that I had a great new book for him and proudly presented your blog review to him. He took one look and said, "Yeah, mom. I already put that one on reserve at the library." :)

  3. LOL, Jody, your son is showing some excellent taste in fiction!

    Has he read Donita's other dragon books?

    Dragons are all the rage around my house.