Squire Bardon must decide if he wants to be a knight, but before he does, he helps a young girl, N'Rae, find her father. Their little group -- Bardon, his dragon, N'Rae, her grandmother and her protector, Jue Seeno -- encounter many unique adventures, races and animal species before reaching their destination. Does Bardon possess the skills necessary to rescue N'Rae's father?

Paul creates a world as natural to the reader as Earth in this moderately paced fantasy. A little short on urgency but long on imagination and humor, this is a story for all. Characters from the first two books in the DragonKeeper Chronicles make appearances, but Paul introduces them with ease. (Jun., 416 pp., $13.99)
Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston