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    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

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Living Ink Books (September 20, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899571719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899571713
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since the discovery of his dragon heritage, Billy Banister and fellow dragon Bonnie Silver have been on the run from a dangerous sect of dragon slayers who will stop at nothing to destroy them. Both are adjusting to their new life; Bonnie is looking forward to being adopted by the Foley family and Billy is training in hand-to-hand combat, preparing for another encounter with dragon slayers.

However, things take an unexpected twist when Bonnie's dad, a sort of mad scientist, shows up and announces that her mother is still alive. While having serious misgivings, Bonnie agrees to go with him to a secret lab in Montana in an attempt to help her mother.

I love the Dragons in out Midst books, they are so good. They have dragons, knight, sword-to-sword battles, and fair maidens in need of rescuing. I haven't been able to find many Christian fantasy series but this one is definitely worth reading.
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You must read this book if you love good fantasy...well, if you've read the first one, Raising Dragons. If not, go get it.

Bryan Davis continues his story of the growth and education of Billy, Bonnie, and all the others in their little band as they quest to understand a prophecy that seems to involve all of them. This is a story about family, about faith, about honor, and a thousand other good virtues that seem to be forgotten as we move further in time. If I had children, I would read this to them. I hope you will considering doing the same.
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If you thought Bryan Davis created a masterpiece in the first book, then this book will leave you shaking your head in awe. And I'll tell you many reasons for that in my next review.

In this blurb however, I want to credit Mr. Davis with creating a spiritually marvelous and uplifting novel. Yes, it was a page turner (up until 4:00 and 2:00 am on successive nights), yes the writing gets tighter and the characters deeper. But the biggest impact that The Candlestone had on me was spiritually.

I'm guessing we all have moments in time when we are spiritually at a low ebb. Ironically, Christmas day was one of those low points for me. I was toast. However, during the course of reading The Candlestone I couldn't help but be re-energized by the very same power and Spirit that are the source of strength for young Bonnie, The Professor and Billy.

Yes, the book is far more "Christian" than the previous book, but it turned out great for this old boy that it was so. The reliance of the characters in scripture and on the basic principles of foundational Christian doctrine helped to remind me of the foundations of my own faith. There was enough scripture (without constant Bible references) and enough power in the "imagined" prayers - though I'm sure that large parts of those prayers are prayed every day somewhere by someone - that the prose sparked my own faith and continued to bring my mind back to my Savior and his wonderful love.

Yah. I know it sounds sappy. Kind of odd for a guy who typically likes stuff that has an edgier feel and characters that have rapier wit, but there are certainly some days when truth does far more for the weary soul than just good writing alone. Great job Bryan.

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I bought this book after reading Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst, Book 1). The great story continues with Billy, Bonnie, and friends against Devin. This book is for young readers, but I couldn't put it down. I got into the story pretty easily and enjoyed the tension, the fight scenes, and the friendship that develops in these books.
Whatever your age, these are great books! Start with the first and and you won't want to stop!
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RAISING DRAGONS introduced us to a whole new world in Christian fiction - a place where myth and legend could easily coexist with the Bible and God. The first book also gave us interesting characters and glimpses into mysteries to be unfolded. Two of those mysteries circled around two fabled objects: the candlestone and the sword Excalibur, and in book #2, THE CANDLESTONE, both of these mysteries are thoroughly explored.

This time around, Bonnie is about to be adopted by Walter's family, Billy is struggling with the new form of his father, and Professor Hamilton has come to tutor the three students. But then Bonnie's father shows up, telling his daughter that her mother is still alive and wants Bonnie to come be with her. Dr. Connor whisks Bonnie away, and Billy and company soon follow, concerned for her safety. When Bonnie and her father arrive at their destination, Bonnie finds she must go into the candlestone, a gem that has trapped the life force of her mother inside.

THE CANDLESTONE expands greatly on RAISING DRAGONS, keeping the same characters consistent and developing. However, this book is not completely without some flaws. The first chapter sags a little into "boring", and the ending is almost predictable. But don't worry - get past the first chapter, and get through what SEEMS like a predictable ending, and there are definitely a few surprises to be had at the end of this second installment. Again, Billy and Walter share some painfully cheesy lines, and every once and a while Davis' writing is trying to be much too flowery for its own good.

Definitely check this one out, as the plot is something so completely original, and definitely equal in greatness to RAISING DRAGONS.
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