Tipper’s father disappeared years ago, leaving her to take care of her mother and the family estate. To keep the household running, Tipper must sell much of her father’s famous artwork. She finally learns why her father disappeared and finds that he is not well. The answer lies in three of her father’s statues, which were carved from a foundation stone, but Tipper has sold them. Tipper, her father, and a band of friends (old and new) begin a quest to find the three statues to restore both her father and the world.
Dragons of Chiril is a revised edition of the first book in the Chiril Chronicles (previously titled The Vanishing Sculptor). It’s a pretty good start to the series. What I love most about the novel is the characterization. The characters are so unique that you would probably know who was speaking even if we were not told. The story started a bit slow, but once the action gets going the pace gets steady. The storytelling is so vivid that I laughed out loud several times. One time in particular I actually had to pause in my reading because I kept picturing the event and couldn’t stop giggling.
I look forward to reading the third installment (I have already read and reviewed the second book, The Dragons of the Valley).
1) Overall Plot = 4.5
2) Characters = 5
3) Flow/Pace of the story = 4
4) Is the story easy to follow? = 5
5) Overall Enjoyability = 4.5
Average score of 4.6
Overall grade = A
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I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from WaterBrook Multnomah.