The Candlestone (Dragons in Our Midst Series #2)

The Candlestone (Dragons in Our Midst Series #2)

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by Bryan Davis
     
 

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    The first book, Raising Dragons, plunged two teenagers, Billy Bannister and Bonnie Silver, into mind-boggling mysteries, life or death pursuits, and deadly sword-to-sword battles.
    In The Candlestone, a mysterious book leads Billy into mortal combat with a powerful dragon slayer. Separated from his friends and

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    The first book, Raising Dragons, plunged two teenagers, Billy Bannister and Bonnie Silver, into mind-boggling mysteries, life or death pursuits, and deadly sword-to-sword battles.
    In The Candlestone, a mysterious book leads Billy into mortal combat with a powerful dragon slayer. Separated from his friends and finding his dragon traits useless against this enemy, he has to rely on new weapons, a sword and shield he cannot even see.
    A scientist lures Bonnie to his laboratory with amazing news—her mother is still alive! And he should know; he’s her father. He has learned the secret of long life—dragon blood, and he wants Bonnie to help him with his experiments. But first he must send her to retrieve her mother from the candlestone, that strange, paralyzing gem that absorbs light and with it the strength of dragons and their offspring.
    The candlestone is also a prison that imprisons people who have been transformed into light energy by Excalibur, King Arthur’s great sword. When Bonnie enters the stone, she learns that many disembodied souls have fallen prey to the gem’s powers, but no one has ever escaped. Her only hope is for Billy to overcome the dragon slayer and find a way into the candlestone, and, more importantly, a way out.
    Billy and Bonnie face their greatest fears, and they learn to use their strengths, both innate and newly found, as they battle powerful enemies, ancient fiends from times long past, and the horrors of the blackest of prisons, captivity with the walls of unearthly darkness, the crystalline tomb of the candlestone.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899571713
Publisher:
AMG Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Dragons in Our Midst Series, #2
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
184,769
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet 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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The Candlestone: Dragons in Our Midst Series, Book 2 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Candelstone, the amazing sequel to Raising Dragons. This is definately a good read. Through this book I learned more about God. He never lies and will emerge victorious. This story proiveds many mysteries and the final discovery of them is pretty cool. Filled with spiritual truth, epic battles, and humor the Candelstone is a must read!
Iluvhorses More than 1 year ago
This was the first book that I read from the series, and it drew me in like nothing else I'd ever read before. The characters are captivating, especially Bonnie, who I instantly fell in love with. The Candlestone opened up a door for me to enjoy a series that quickly became my favorite, and not only that, it led me to Bryan Davis' fan forum where I made lifelong friends, and was able to meet the man himself. Through my friendship with Bryan Davis I have learned tons about life, and God, and am eternally grateful for his passion and his obedience to God.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As Bonnie is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the date that she is adopted by the Foleys, the unthinkable happens. Her father shows up and tells her that her mother is alive! Bonnie follows her father, hoping to see her mother again. Her father tells her that her mother was sent into a candlestone (dragon's bane) and that her mother is trapped inside. Little does she know that an evil dragon slayer lurks very near by. Will she find her mother? Will she be able to evade her foes? I love this book and recommend it to any fantasy lover! Bonnie's strength, courage, and faith is really inspiring. I love when Billy reads what she said about him in her journal. A reader will be crying or or the edge of their seats at the climaxes, on the floor laughing at the funny things said, and be inspired.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy and Bonnie are resting after the action in Raising Dragons when the return of Bonnie¿s father signals the beginning of a new adventure. Can Bonnie trust the man who betrayed her mother to the slayers? The amazing scientific process of translumination creates a vibrant world inside a light-absorbing gem known as the candlestone. Want to know more? Enter The Candlestone and explore a world of danger, mystery, and sacrifice. I liked how this book emphasized faith, trust and truth. It contains a nice blend of emotions, humor and action.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Candlestone by Bryan Davis is my favorite out of the Dragons in our Midst series. The entire series is full of adventure, religion, and triumph of good verses evil. Bryan Davis has created an enchanting world, with characters rich in personality and real emotion. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a real adventure story. This book combines the stories we grew up with, the virtues we were taught as children, and an amazing storyline that keeps you entranced. The characters face problems with unnerving faith and set a great example for people of all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I felt as if I was with Bonnie on her journey through the darkness of the candlestone. The descriptions of her many predicaments never failed to awe and amaze me. Bravo, Mr. Davis!
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This book is great so far I've read the first book and am now reading the second one. This book is good for reilgous people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I already have the 1st and love it cant wait to finish this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As Billy Bannister searches to find out more about the mythical sword Excalibur, Bonnie Silver meets a past acquaintance who gives her shattering news: her mother is still alive. Awesome work, Mr. Davis, another stunning DIOM book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read every book up to the third in the second searies and they are all great.
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Started the series at 7, but I couldnt find the second one untill the age of 12(right now)
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Dee Muzquiz More than 1 year ago
This book of romance, suspece, and action is my favorite book i have read so far! You simply can put it down! I finished it in a week! I especialy like the cristian messages but even if you dont practice that religion you will still love it!
Drew Nuzzi More than 1 year ago
So im gettin this book bigtime ???$
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Matt Uhlar More than 1 year ago
This book lets you realize that where there is faith you can always find hope to push forward
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