I just want to start this out by saying that this book, The Vanishing Sculptor by Donita K. Paul, was great. I had no idea what to expect. I’d never heard of the DragonKeeper Chronicles, but that didn’t matter. From the very beginning, this book was a treat; and one that I looked forward to reading.
To say that it was an easy read, would be a disservice. The Vanishing Sculptor had some of the deepest character and scene development I’ve ever read. To be honest, it reminded me of an epic, like The Lord of the Rings. The book took place over and entire country and every step was detailed, to the point you felt like you were there. The characters, who were all both funny and flawed in some way (except Paladin), were fantastic, and easy to identify with.
My only advice, other than to tell you to buy the book –because it is worth it— is to read the dictionary at the back of the book. In it, it details the characters, explains the different types of people and places. I didn’t realize it was there until about half-way through the book. So when I saw O’rant or Emerlindian, I just had to figure it out.
This book is for all ages and sexes. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t enjoy reading this book, and the lessons that are taught throughout, by Beccaroon, the Sculptor and Paladin, are spot on.
I look forward to the next one in the series.
Read it and enjoy.