Tuesday, February 18, 2014

One Realm Beyond by Donita K. Paul

I dearly love Donita K. Paul's work! I am embarrassed to not have finish all of her last series, but I am scheduling in time for that coming up soon! One Realm Beyond is her newest series!

Cantor D'Ahma is just starting as a realm walker. He has waited for this day, in training from his mentors who have been like parents, for as long as he can recall. The first task of a realm walker is suppose to be to just find his dragon. The one dragon that will be his constant companion for life, a friend and a confidant. Having been told to not settle for the first dragon he finds, Cantor is quite put off with Bridger deciding to claim him. After all, Cantor plans to pick out his own dragon, he is 20 and he can make up his own mind thanks. Bridger is a Mor Dragon, he can shape shift. Shaking Bridger is harder than Cantor though it would be, and with in just hours of being in a new realm Cantor starts to learn all is not as it should be.

Rather off kilter from his first visit with a family living in this realm, Cantor is trying to deal with a dragon who seems to have picked him, and who has a "pet" or constant of his own, when he finds himself being chased!
(Dragons aren't suppose to have constants or pets in Cantor's way of thinking, but Bridger says otherwise.)
His escape, which you will have to read, finds him a very important new friend, Bixby D'Mazeline. She is a petite wood sprite looking young lady 18 years of age, who knows a great deal about realm walking, and has some interesting clothing and accessories. Her mentors have raised her differently than Cantor's have raised him.Cantor is agile body, but he is lacking in some training that his mentors felt was best for him to learn as he went. Now that lack of knowledge may be a serious issue.

We start to learn from Bixby and others, that The Realm Walkers Guild has been corrupted. Who can even say if it is safe to say you are a realm walker? This is a status that to us would be similar to being a knight, a high calling to serve, and now realm walkers and others are under a mind control spell. There is fear among the people, and a great amount of depict that puts lives in danger. This realm serves Primor, as do the true Real Walkers. (You can probably guess who Primor really is!) The Real Walkers have been being changed, and that change is deadly. Will Cantor, Bixby, Bridger and a few other close friends even survive this first real walk?

I am so excited I got to read this book thanks to CSFF toug group! I can't wait to read the next book in this series! Carol :)

One Realm Beyond -  http://www.amazon.com/One-Realm-Beyond-Walkers/dp/0310735807

Donita K. Paul retired early from teaching school, but soon got bored! The result: a determination to start a new career. Now she is an award-winning novelist writing Christian Romance and Fantasy. She says, “I feel blessed to be doing what I like best.”

She mentors all ages, teaching teenagers and weekly adult writing workshops.

“God must have imprinted 'teacher' on me clear down to the bone. I taught in public school, then home schooled my children, and worked in private schools. Now my writing week isn’t very productive unless I include some time with kids.”

Her two grown children make her proud, and her two grandsons make her laugh.

Donita is an award-winning author of the Dragon Keeper Chronicle series including DragonFire and DragonKnight.

When not writing, she is often engaged in mentoring writers of all ages. Donita lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado where she is learning to paint–walls and furniture! Visit her website at www.dragonkeeper.us.

Web site – http://www.donitakpaul.com/
Blog – http://www.donitakpaul.com/author/blog.html

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Jill Williamson said...

Nice summary! I liked this story, especially the dragons. :-)

Jill Williamson said...

Nice summary! I liked this story, especially the dragons. :-)

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