Monday, September 21, 2009

New Friends and Old

The Vanishing Sculptor
by Donita K Paul

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After ending the Dragonkeeper five-volume story with Dragonlight, I thought that might be the last readers would see of that entertaining fantasy world. In The Vanishing Sculptor, Donita Paul returns readers to the world of Amara, but begins a new storyline on the continent of Chiril - on the opposite side of the world. Like The Dragonkeeper, The Vanishing Sculptor unfolds with the
story of a young girl. In this story, a young girl named Tipper, is the only daughter of master sculptor, Verrin Schope, who left their estate years ago and never returned.

One night, as if in a dream, Tipper's father returns, at least he returns momentarily before disappearing again. Tipper later her father, and meets Verrin Schope's new friends from Amara - Fenworth the Wizard and Librettowit the Librarian. Following along is Grandur, the tiny green healing dragon. One of the things I enjoy about Donita Paul's books is the way she works humor into the story. Whether it's dragons choosing names that don't fit their looks, or the friendly bantering between Librettowit and Fenworth, readers are drawn into the characters who soon see like old friends.

While the lands of Amara and Chiril share many similarities, the miles seperating the two continents have also led to the two lands growing apart, both socially and spiritually. In Amara, great dragons are treated as equals, and aid travellers with transportation. In Chiril, dragons have grown apart from the other high races, and few mindspeak. The old, familiar races exist in Chiril like kimens, mariones, and tumanhofers. A new race, the grand parrots, are portrayed in the character of Sir Beccaroon, Tipper's guardian and teacher.
In tomorrow's Day 2 blog I discuss an old faith brought to a new land.

*Participants’ Links:

*Participants’ Links:
Brandon Barr
Jim Black
Justin Boyer
Rachel Briard
Karri Compton
Amy Cruson
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
April Erwin
Karina Fabian
Linda Gilmore
Todd Michael Greene
Katie Hart
Ryan Heart
Timothy Hicks
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Rebecca LuElla Miller
Eve Nielsen (posting later in the week)
John W. Otte
Lyn Perry
Crista Richey
Cheryl Russell
Chawna Schroeder
James Somers
Speculative Faith
Rachel Starr Thomson
Robert Treskillard
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Phyllis Wheeler
Elizabeth Williams
KM Wilsher


Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

Nice intro to the story, Tim. Readers can get a good feel for what this book is about from your summation.

Good to have you back on the tour! ;-)


Fantasythyme said...

Thanks, Becky. It's good getting back to the tours.


Donita K. Paul said...

Thanks for participating, Tim. I have read day two as well, and you are right on the mark. When I am including allegory in fiction, I always wonder if I've been too vague, been too transparent, or blown it altogether. Your post reassures me, because at least one reader, you, got it. Of course, in my mind, that puts you in the category of extremely perceptive and intelligent.