Sunday, July 10, 2011


The Dragons of Chiril
A New Novel 
by Donita K. Paul

What do Wittoom Soup, Moose Stew and dragons have in common?


Ever read a story about dragons?

Before DragonSpell, on a different continent and a different time, a young emerlindian’s desperate decision threatens to disrupt the foundation of the world.

Tipper has been caring for her family’s estate for years now, ever since her father disappeared, making a living by selling off his famous artwork. Then she learns that three statues she sold were carved from an ancient foundation stone, and the fabric of her reality is crumbling. She must find the three statues and reunite them, positioned exactly in the right form.

She must free her father and save the world. But she can’t do it alone.

Her ragtag band of adventurers includes Beccaroon, a giant parrot; Bealomondore, an aristocratic young artist; a handsome dragonkeeper prince; the Wizard Fenworth; and the tumanhofer librarian Librettowit. Together they travel through valleys and kingdoms and consort with purveyors of good and agents of evil to find and reunite the missing statues. Will they learn to rely on Wulder’s grace and guidance along the way?

Dragons of the Watch, the last book in this series, will be released in October.


1. Wittoom Soup

In the bottom of each bowl, place:
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh baby spinach
1 tsp. lemon juice
Cover with hot chicken broth made with finely chopped yellow onions.

2. Dori Chaconas' Moose Stew

1 lb. moose, venison, or beef stew meat cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes
2 Tbsp. wine vinegar
1/2 c. butter
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 lb. small onions, peeled
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
3 whole cloves
1/3 cup red table wine
2 c. water

Season meat with salt and pepper. Melt butter in heavy kettle with cover. Add meat and coat with butter, but do not brown. Arrange onions over meat. 

Mix tomato paste, wine, vinegar, sugar, garlic and spices with water. Pour slowly over meat and onions. Cover kettle and simmer three hours.
Serve with crusty bread and a good salad.

Donita K. Paul

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.

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Donita Paul is a charming, very nice lady who happens to write stories about dragons. When's the last time you picked up a book whose central character happened to be a dragon?


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