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Review and giveaway of The Vanishing Sculptor by Donita K. Paul June 23, 2009

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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.

Vanishing Sculptor

Author Bio: donita k paul

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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My Review

I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I decided to read this book to review. This was a little out of my comfort zone as far as genre. I decided to step outside the box for my book club and signed up to review this and read it for my book club as well to do a two for one. At first it was hard for me to get interested because I’m not used to fantasy, but once I got into it I really began to enjoy the storyline. The land and the characters are fanciful and quite delightful. Their enchanting personalities captivated my interest and drew me into the story. The author weaves a tale that is wrought with adventure and calls upon imagination. I have to say that I will probably be looking for more books by this author. My 11-year-old daughter keeps telling me to hurry up so she can read it. She has read the Dragonkeeper Chronicles series by Donita K. Paul and loved them. After reading “The Vanishing Sculptor”, I might just have to go back and read those also. I would definitely recommend this book for an adventure you’ll never forget.

If you would like to win a copy of this book, please post a comment and leave your email address in coded form to avoid spam such as youandme[at]yahoo[dot]com. I will draw a name on June 26th.