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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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Product Details

  • Series: Oracles of Fire (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 676 pages
  • Publisher: Living Ink Books (March 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899578748
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899578743
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,647 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bryan Davis is the author of the following young adult fantasy series: Dragons in our Midst, Oracles of Fire, Children of the Bard, The Reapers Trilogy, Echoes from the Edge, and Dragons of Starlight. He also wrote I Know Why the Angels dance, a contemporary novel for adults.

After working as a computer geek for 20 years, Bryan followed a dream to become an author. He began by writing a story to motivate his seven children to gain some excitement about writing, and that story grew into a novel. After spending the next eight years learning the craft and enduring more than 200 rejections from publishers and agents, he broke through with his best-selling series Dragons in our Midst. He is now a full-time author and lives with his wife, Susie, and their children in western Tennessee.

Bryan's novels have been readily accepted in schools worldwide, whether public, Christian (Protestant or Catholic), Jewish, or otherwise. Such is their wide appeal. For more information, see his website - http://www.daviscrossing.com

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Kerri T. on March 31, 2009
Format: Paperback
No! This book is an outstanding book in an outstanding series. The Bones of Makaidos is a fitting end to the best series of books I have ever read! If you have read any of the books in the Dragons in our Midst or Oracles of Fire series this one is a MUST read. While I read I felt like I was in the story itself, crying with them, laughing with them, fighting with them. In the ultimate battle of good vs. evil I felt joy at surprise reunions and sadness over the loss of loved ones. In the end I was left with a happiness that can only come from experiencing God at work in this world of ours. The Bones of Makaidos provides a Happily-Ever-After ending that is like no other and will leave you, as the reader, longing for an adventure like this.

(Kerri's Daughter)
Rachel Tettleton (age 16)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Connie Wolters on March 18, 2009
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This book is amazing. Words can't describe. I've cried more in this book than the other 7 put together - some were tears of sadness, but most have been tears of joy. Each time you read it it'll be just as powerful as the first time, if not more. It was really cool discovering what an oracle of fire really is, and why Bonnie's last name is Silver. All loose ends will be tied, and when you read the last page, you'll be left with a sense of satisfaction, a sense of peace that's hard to describe.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Anoymous on June 3, 2009
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I had been waiting for this book for a long time, and I got it the day it came out. I read half of it in a day because it was so exciting! "The Bones of Makaidos" answeres questions from the previous books and wraps up the series. But I think it would be cool to see Bryan Davis write another series after this one! You will definitely not want to miss this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Thrall on December 29, 2011
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The Bones of Makaidos is a stunning epic, and my favorite of all the books. Are Heroes have been training for four long years to meet the enemies army that seeks to destroy Second Eden. Are heroes have all grown up faster in Second Eden, and Bonnie and Sapphira find themselves in a realm that they never knew existed, the lowest realm of all The Valley of Souls, where these souls await resurrection to life, and the only way to get out alive is to be consumed by fire. Sapphira and Bonnie under go training themselves to be able to fight in Second Eden. But what everyone doesn't know is that the army that's coming isn't coming just to attack Second Eden, but Heaven it's self. A must read adrenalin pumping epic. A read of sacrifice, love, romance, forgiveness, and a passion and obedience to do whatever is asked of them even if it means death. A must read story in a must read series, that never disappoints no matter how many times you read it, an epic stunning conclusion to the Oracles of Fire series. What you thought was the end of the world of our heroes was only the beginning. There's third new and exciting series called Children of the Bard you can find book 1 Song of the Ovulum, and be reunited with Billy and Bonnie and meet there children in a new epic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on June 13, 2013
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I have read the entire series, from Raising Dragons untill now. It is the BEST SERIES EVER!!! IT is cookbook well written, I feel like Billy, Bonnie, Ashley, and Walter are my best friends. Walter always made me laugh, along with Larry the super computer, and I did a great deal of crying. Amazing. Incredible. This is so great. It's inspiring. Read the whole series. ITS THE BEST EVER!! MR. DAVIS, YOU ARE THE BOMB!!!
I picked up Raising Dragons in the Christian book store when we about 11 years old in Montana, a place that played a good roll in these books. I loved it. For Christmas, I received the rest of the Dragons in our Midst series. I read them all in one day. That summer, back in Montana, I read the first three books of the Oracles of Fire. Karen's death hit me like a sword, but when she showed up for the wedding I just... oh my goodness. I didn't get to finish The bones of Makaidos, and was looking all over for that book to finish it (since I don't live in Montana. That place has all the best books in the world.). Well, I rented it from the library on my kindle, and finished it. It was incredible. THANKS TO MR. DAVIS!!! Someday I want to write books like him.
-Skye M, age 15
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Noah Arsenault on July 6, 2011
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I consider Bryan Davis' books to be very complex and sometimes altogether confusing. This does not always work out for the better, but in the case of Bones of Makaidos, it worked out fantastically! Everything comes through in the end; every pressing conflict is resolved and temporary peace seems to have been attained. Something that set this book apart from the most of the series is the passage of time. At one point in the book, about four years are skipped. Looking back, I could not really say at which point it was; it was quite abrupt and surprising. This book shows the characters' trust in God, or lack thereof, very well. When, in Eye of the Oracle, Davis shows the passage of time, Sapphira doesn't age physically or even mentally quite so much. What sets this book apart from every other book in this series is the mental and physical improvement of the characters. This is very real and challenges us to be like them: having faith in God and following Him through whatever He sets out for us. This 674-page book earns five stars!
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