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Raising Dragons V1: Dragons in Our Midst

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ISBN13: 9780899571706
ISBN10: 0899571700
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    A boy learns of his dragon past; a girl has known of hers for years. They combine their faith, courage, and love to overcome evil, a slayer who seeks to bring an end to dragon heritage, forever.

    The kids at school call Billy “Dragon Breath” for good reason. His breath is bad! It isn’t the normal, morning-mouth bad; it’s the hot-as-fire, “don’t-you-dare-get-near-me” bad. Trouble erupts when his hot breath sets off the fire sprinklers in the boys’ restroom at school, and his parents learn that they’ve kept their secret for too long.

    Billy finally discovers the secret. His father was once a dragon! Now that’s a piece of news a guy doesn’t deal with every day! Billy feels betrayed, alien, lost. When the dragon slayer traps him on a cold mountaintop in West Virginia, Billy learns to battle with weapons of steel and spirit while relying on a power he doesn’t understand, a power that helps him learn to trust again.

    Bonnie, an orphan, tries to find a home, someone to love her, even though she feels like a freak because of a body feature that she calls a deformity. But this unusual feature becomes a life-saving attribute as she discovers that her love for others and her faith in a creator hold the answers she’s looking for.

Synopsis:

Raising Dragons is a contemporary fantasy novel, the first book in the best-selling Dragons in our Midst® series. This story inspires young people to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths and use them to overcome any obstacle. It is both a hair-raising, modern-day adventure and a glimpse into another world—a world of knights, dragons, and fair maidens.

About the Author

    Bryan Davis is the author of the best-selling Dragons in Our Midst and Oracles of Fire series, contemporary/fantasy blends for young people. His book Eye of the Oracle hit number one on the January 2007, Young Adult CBA best-seller list. His book The Bones of Makaidos won the 2010 Clive Staples Award, recognizing the best work in Christian worldview speculative fiction. With the September 2010 release of Masters & Slayers, Bryan has begun his first fantasy series for adults, Tales of Starlight.
    Bryan is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.S. in Industrial Engineering). From the time he taught himself how to read before school age, through his seminary years and beyond, he has demonstrated a passion for the written word, reading and writing in many disciplines and genres, including theology, fiction, devotionals, poetry, and humor.
    Bryan continues to further his writing education by attending relevant writing conferences and conventions. Bryan is a craftsman with words and an excellent interviewee on various topics, including his books, young adult fantasy fiction, and creative writing in general.  He makes appearances around the country for book signings and for special presentations to enthusiastic young readers and developing young authors in middle schools, high schools, and homeschool groups. Although he is now a full time writer, Bryan was a computer professional for over 20 years. Bryan and his wife, Susie, have homeschooled their four girls and three boys.

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Lieder Madchen, May 3, 2011 (view all comments by Lieder Madchen)
This book is a bit predictable, but still good. Billy and Bonnie are likeable, interesting characters. I like that they do not have the modern, exaggerated teen-age attitude of so many books. Billy is the doubtful one, always questioning, while Bonnie's faith is so strong you can almost taste it. The secondary characters were also good, particularly Professor hamilton and the Foley family.

This is the second time I have read this book, and I actually like it better now than I did then. The first time, I thought it was a little stiff, but on my second read-through I noticed no such thing.

I am a huge Arthurian fan, so I liked that this book had some of those legends mixed in. I cannot resist a book that has both Merlin and dragons.

I would recommend this book to kids who like fun, adventurous, wholesome reads. Raising Dragons is the first in a long series and you will have to read them all. You are warned.

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Galadriel II, October 13, 2010 (view all comments by Galadriel II)
Raising Dragons opens a door to a corner of our own world we always wondered about and fills it with surprises and danger. Billy Banister is a typical preteen boy with a unique problem—he breathes fire! When he discovers the truth behind his dad’s past, he is thrown into a world of danger, intrigue and excitement. The first of an eight-book set (Dragons in Our Midst and Oracles of Fire), Raising Dragons introduces you to characters you’ll never want to leave.
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Eli Duval, October 12, 2010 (view all comments by Eli Duval)
This is a great book. I read it in one day and I couldn't put it down. I would reccomend it to anyone who loves to read. It's the story of Billy Bannister and how he fights the evil slayer Devin who has vowed to put an end to the dragon race.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780899571706
Author:
Davis, Bryan
Publisher:
Living Ink Books
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
Religious - Christian
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Religious - Christian - General
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dragons in Our Midst
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in 1.1 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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Raising Dragons is a contemporary fantasy novel, the first book in the best-selling Dragons in our Midst® series. This story inspires young people to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths and use them to overcome any obstacle. It is both a hair-raising, modern-day adventure and a glimpse into another world—a world of knights, dragons, and fair maidens.
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