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Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst Series #1)
     

Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst Series #1)

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by Bryan Davis
 

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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,

Overview


    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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899571706
Publisher:
AMG Publishers
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Series:
Dragons in Our Midst Series , #1
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
800L (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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Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst Series #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 112 reviews.
ToReadPerchancetoDream More than 1 year ago
Raising Dragons is a great young adult book. It's a unique look at an old concept - dragons and the Arthurian legends. It seems Billy is part dragon on his father's side and he's starting to exhibit certain dragon powers which are hard for him to control. He makes a friend, Bonnie who is also part dragon, and the adventure begins, because where there are dragons, there are dragonslayers. The story is full of action and surprises which will keep a young adult reader's attention. The characters are written very well. You see Billy and Bonnie grow and mature as they face the many dangerous situations. They learn to accept themselves and their differentness from other people. With all that and some humor thrown in for good measure, Raising Dragons was a very enjoyable book to read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Raising Dragons is a book for all to read. Davis's average teenage boy is very easy to relate to, and the story is probably the most entertaining book I've read in a long time. It is awesome, kept me on the edge of my seat, and made me think...and laugh! Read it!!!!
Lenyer More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite series ever! It has everything you could want, action, suspense, thrill, romance.... all in a Christian setting. There is NOTHING inappropriate in any of Bryan Davis's books. The first book is a little slow at times but if you stick with it, you will not be disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just bought the book 2day and i luv it so much i already on page 123 and i literlly just started it like 1 hour ago its so interesting filled with sadness, joy, pain,suffering,funniness all that good stuff awsome book so recomend it also recomend oracles of fire great book by same author!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! N peace out peoples
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book because it blends Christianity and fantasy in a compelling, action-packed adventure. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was areally good starter book for a series. Most of the book was spent building the charcters so that you could truely understand how they were thinking and feeling in the books to come. My only problem is that not a hole lot happened. Because most of the book was spent creating personalities for the characters there isnt a very steady plot. Then as you continue on in the series of now 10 books, that backround information is extemely helpful. The aspect of relying on god to get you through tough times is very prominent in this series. From the beginning bonnie is a character of stong faith because that is how she was raised. Billy on the other hand is not as stong in faith in the beginning. I refuse to tell you more. Read it! It is so worth the money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite book series ever. I have just started oraclesof fire series which is also good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im given it five stars even thoug i havent read it yet... I have read Oracles of Fire series though. Three words : Best. Series. EVER!!!!!!!!! I love Sapphira and Elam. Btw Bonnie is in that series too! SHE IS MEH FAV CHARACTER EVEAH!!!!! - SweettheWolf
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am still only 11 and i read all of the books in this series completly worth my time . READING IS AWESOME!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such an amazing book! Im on my fourth time reading it and it never gets old. You become so attached to the characters that you feel like youre right there with them. Five stars! :)
Anonymous 12 months ago
Although "Circles of Seven" remains my favorite book in the "Dragons in Our Midst" series, this one is definately a close second. Mr. Davis manages to weave important Biblical themes into this fun, adventurous, and action-packed story which is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! However, in order to enjoy this book to the fullest extent, you should probably be familiar with the basic ideas of the Arthorian Legends. Definately recommended for readers ages 12 and up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book, it only took me three days to finish but it was a good book. I am not a professinial reeder but I know a good book when I reed one especially considering I don't like to reed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book but dont read on . Starts contridicting Bible and gets carried away. The first book is great though
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I've read the first and second book of this sieres and now I'm reading the third book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is tottaly awesome. Tottaly buy it. I tottaly loved it.starting the 2 book (the candlestone)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best start to an exciting series! The rest of the books, not only in this series, but also in Oracles of Fire and Children of the Bard will not let you down. You will learn why not to put a over-stuffed sandwich on your teacher's chair... it might cause an unpleasant Incident!
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I thought Raising Dragons was a very thrilling book and is perfect for teens and adults both who are fans of dragons and tales of King Authur and Merlin. I reccomend this book to a friend of mine, Jacob Jordan, who is a fan of dragons and tales from then era. I give it a 5 out of 5.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave never read this book before Can some one please tell me what this book is about
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loe it so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far i just read the sample and i throughly enjoyed it! Surprisngly my brother even liked it! We are both waiting to get the book which will be soon. YES!! Fantastic for christian readers.
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