The Dragon Keeper Chronicles is a Christian fantasy series concerning the life of the Dragon Keeper, Kale. The series is set in a world with several fantastic races, many of which fit fairly comfortably into certain stereotypes.The series consists of Dragonspell, Dragonquest, Dragonknight, Dragonfire and Dragonlight. As you may have guessed, quite a lot of the characters are dragons.A new series has begun that is set in the same world, but at a different place and time. This series follows the adventures of Tipper, a young Emerlindian girl. Three books have been published so far, Dragons of Chiril (previously titled The Vanishing Sculptor). Dragons of the Valley, and Dragons of The Watch.
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Always Chaotic Evil: The lower races all first appear to be this, but as the series goes on we see more and more sympathetic characters from these races. It's actually discussed several times, particularly in reference to a Bisonbeck who is working with the good guys.
Beneath the Mask: Bardon, who at first looks stuck up, self-righteous, arrogant, and a jerk. Not entirely false, actually, but his heart is a whole lot better than his face. He still wears a stoic mask on occasions where he's likely to be judged for his parentage.
Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": A bizarre variation involving fantasy creatures. See Five Races below. Also, Grawligs are clearly ogres, with a hint of troll. Oh, and God is called Wulder and Satan is called Pretender.
Lightning Bruiser: Regidor. The Meech Dragon. The first time anyone sees him fight... they realize how glad they are not to be his enemies. Kale: "He moves like a lizard." Bardon: "Agile like a lizard!" Toopka: "Don't say that: he might not like it!" To clarify why Regidor is so terrifying: he is about seven feet tall, incredibly muscular, has a tail as a fifth limb, is an absolute genius who thinks faster than you ever could and could probably learn everything there is to know about fighting in a week, and breathes fire. Oh, and he later learns to fly.
He's also something like this as far as Magic-use is concerned: most wizards have one tallent; Regidor has them all.
Our Dragons Are Different: Not all breathe fire. Some of them can heal people. Some of them can sing. Some of them glow in the dark. Some of them make people impulsively laugh. Some of them are humanoid and talk.
Parental Abandonment: Several characters are missing one or both parents (Kale, Bardon, Toopka), or have been estranged from them (Beal). A large chunk of the series is actually spent dealing with all of the various emotional issues and other things that arise because of this.