Eye of the Oracle (Oracles of Fire Series #1)

Eye of the Oracle (Oracles of Fire Series #1)

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by Bryan Davis
     
 

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    What ancient mysteries lurk behind the amazing stories in the Dragons in our Midst series? Eye of the Oracle takes the reader back in time to the days when dragons abounded. From the era just before Noah’s ark, through the battles between dragons and mankind in the time of King Arthur, and to the haunting presence of dragons in our

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    What ancient mysteries lurk behind the amazing stories in the Dragons in our Midst series? Eye of the Oracle takes the reader back in time to the days when dragons abounded. From the era just before Noah’s ark, through the battles between dragons and mankind in the time of King Arthur, and to the haunting presence of dragons in our day, this stunning prequel reveals the mysteries that led to the bestselling fantasy adventure that began with Raising Dragons.
    How did dragons survive the flood? Who helped preserve an ancient evil force that led to the dragons’ demise in the days of King Arthur? What heroic sacrifices kept that evil from exterminating the dragon race forever? If you enjoyed the heart-stopping action and spiritual depth of the first four books in this series, you won’t want to miss the astonishing story that began it all. Eye of the Oracle will captivate young and old alike, and it will challenge every reader to search deep within for answers to the mysteries in their own hearts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899578705
Publisher:
AMG Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Oracles of Fire Series , #1
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
287,146
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.70(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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Eye of the Oracle 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
interesting fantasy We read all four of Davis’s books in the “Dragons in Our Midst” series—Raising Dragons, The Candlestone, Circles of Seven, and Tears of a Dragon, several years ago, and they have been reviewed here previously. Our older son Mark had them as part of his sophomore literature, but he said that he really didn’t care for them. Our younger son Jeremy did try the first one just because he likes anything related to dragons but refused to read any more because he thought that it was really weird and he didn’t like the killing of the father. I basically enjoyed them but admit that they are very fantastical and may not appeal to some people. This past year author Brian Davis, a homeschooling father, spoke and exhibited at our local homeschool conference, so I picked up a copy of the prequel, Eye of the Oracle, which is actually Book 1 in another related series, “Oracles of Fire.” According to the chart in the book, the events in Eye of the Oracle precede those of the “Dragpns in Our Midst” series, then the next three books in “Oracles of Fire”--Enoch’s Ghost, Last of the Nephilim, and The Bones of Makaidos, are sequels to Tears of a Dragon. Eye of the Oracle goes back in time to the flood of Noah’s day and follows the activities of two sorceresses, Lilith, who becomes Morgan, and her sister Naamah, the opposing work of the underborn Mara, who becomes Sapphira, and Elam, a son of Seth, along with good and bad dragons, angels, demons, and other beings, through the time of Nimrod and the tower of Babel, and then the days of King Arthur and Merlin, down to where the story begins in Raising Dragons. How did dragons survive the flood? Who helped preserve an ancient evil force that led to the dragons’ demise in the days of King Arthur? And what heroic sacrifices kept that evil from exterminating the dragon race forever? The book helps to explain some of the concepts found in the “Dragons in Our Midst” series such as the Candlestone and the Circles of Seven. The last chapter generally covers the events in the “Dragons in Our Midst” books to set the stage for Enoch’s Ghost. There is little objectionable in the book. Many may not agree with how some of the Biblical references are handled. For example, I don’t believe that there’s any Biblical basis whatever to think that Ham was an immoral rebel before the flood (yes, he, along with Noah himself, made some mistakes after the flood) or that his wife was Naamah the sorceress who had worked as a harlot in a brothel. 1 Peter 3:20 says, “Eight souls [Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives] were saved by water.” It is my firm conviction that this means not that they just had their lives preserved from the flood, but that they were spiritually saved, or in a righteous relationship with God. However, if one understands the basic plot of the book as fiction, with some action occurring in a Biblical and quasi-historical setting, and likes inventive fantasy with spawns being raised in the underworld after a Brave New World fashion and beings travelling through Star Trek transporter-like portals, all wrapped up in an exciting good versus evil narrative, he will likely find this book very interesting.
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Mr. Davis has done an awesome job, even intertwining moments from this book in DIOM. Eye of the Oracle is my favorite book ever!
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Almost as good as the bones of makaidos one of the best books ever i only hope bryan davis writes many more like this
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Awesome, I loved Bryan Davis' first series. This is a great start. to this series.
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VictoriaV More than 1 year ago
What I enjoyed most about this book is how Bryan Davis took the true facts of history and wove his own story in with it, he managed to do it in a way that made since and seemed possible. In this book you learn the history of the dragons and the past of the characters from Dragons in Our Midst. Read together the two series make one epic adventure.
Christine_Watt More than 1 year ago
This is a great book!!! starting in biblical times, and ending in modern times, with everything falling into place, this is a book worth reading!!
Nicole33 More than 1 year ago
When I first read this book, I was expecting it to be a lot like the Dragons in our Midst series. However, it didn't take me long to realize that Eye of the Oracle goes deeper then DioM ever did. In this amazing prequel Bryan Davis weaves a story of adventure, triumph, sorrow, romance, evil villains, and memorable characters. This is one truly fantastic book, and I would recommend it to anyone!
braydoncoyer More than 1 year ago
It was so great for me to find out that Mr. Davis had made another series that continued the DIOM series! Eye of the Oracle was a astounding book! This book brings you all the way back in time to Noah and the flood. And slowly makes it's way back to the present. It introduces new characters that you grow to know, along with the characters you already know. This is a great starting book for Oracles of Fire series! Another must read from Mr. Davis!
Kelf More than 1 year ago
Bryan Davis handles the plot exceptionally well in this novel. It's a little more history then the average plot. This is, of course hard to not do when the timeline spans some five thousand years. Even with the 'history' factor of the novel, the author still manages to draw you in and keep you there until the end. While Mr. Davis may have done very well at keeping the reader, he also established many sub-plots. The main plot itself was almost the collection of sub-plots and I think it depends on the reader whether it is a good thing or a bad thing. I somewhat enjoyed it. The amount of detail put into this book is superb. It revealed many of the mysteries of Dragons in our Midst while creating some of its own. With some fifteen to twenty main characters in the books cast, I had no trouble distinguishing any. Even two characters who were supposed to be completely identical, I could recognize because of their slightly differing characteristics and behavior. I can only imagine how tedious the task must have been creating so many characters over the book's timeline. It being four/five thousand years long many characters were born and many died. Yet with all the characters, they all have unique personalities. I fell in love with each and every character even though it becomes clear who the protagonist is in the story. Mr. Davis knows his craft. I can honestly say I saw no writing issues in this novel. To hook a reader for, in a sense, four thousand years you have to have a lot of things-loveable and realistic characters, exciting plotline-but you really have to be able to bring it all together with good writing. And Bryan Davis does just that. Whether you're a long-time Dragons in Our Midst fan or you've never read anything by the author before, you will love this book. Eye of the Oracle is a great book with Christian values and is a welcome addition to my shelf
Ginacat More than 1 year ago
Packed full of action, touching moments, and spiritual truths, Eye of the Oracle kept me up at night, reading under the covers. I found myself unable to put it down! Although it is the prequel to the best-selling Dragons In Our Midst series, it is able to stand on its own. From Noah, to the Round Table, to the present day, Eye of the Oracle takes readers on a journey through time. Discover the history of the dragons, the origin of the evil slayers who pursue them, and the truth behind the Oracles of Fire. Imaginative and well-written, this story is sure to please! Join Makaidos, Sapphira, Gabriel, and many other memorable characters in this tale of mystery, conflict, and inspiration. A must-read!
Melaleuca-Man More than 1 year ago
"eye of the oracle" is the 1st book in Bryan davis' new series "the Oracles of fire" based upon the beloved characters of his "Dragons in our midst" series. with a book that is over 600 pages long you would think it would be an awesome read....and you know what.......IT IS!!!!!!! Though the characters from his first series are not in it at first(not to worry though they do come back:) this book blends bible timelines with epic though fictional characters. this book will rock you're sox off!!! and be an awesome beginning to a new series!! you must read this
Vernon11 More than 1 year ago
First of all, before you read Eye of the Oracle, read the Dragons in our Midst series. This book gives behind-the-scenes information on those four books. Second, this book was incredible! Eye of the Oracle is the first in another four-book series in the Dragons in our Midst universe. It brings back old friends and introduces new ones. Experience all of their adventures with them as they battle evil and grow in thier relationship with God. If you want to further understand the Dragons in our Midst books, read this! If you want to read another incredible series by Bryan Davis, read this!