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Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst #1) (edició 2004)

de Bryan Davis (Autor)

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Modern fantasy novel that inspires young people to pursue faith, courage, and love, to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths no matter how difficult the circumstances.
Membre:goodshepburnsville
Títol:Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst #1)
Autors:Bryan Davis (Autor)
Informació:Living Ink Books (2004), 384 pages
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Etiquetes:Dragons, Knights and knighthood, Christian life, Supernatural, Fantasy fiction, Fiction

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Raising Dragons de Bryan Davis

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I don’t normally read this genre, but the cover and the book blurb drew me in. This is a story about a young boy with a fiery breath who realizes he’s very different from other kids. Then he meets Bonnie, a girl that has her own secrets. One of which is hiding in her backpack. Things become all too real when Billy overhears his parents talking about him. He can’t believe what he’s hearing. Then all of a sudden things escalate when Bonnie saves his life by helping him escape from a malevolent slayer sword. So many questions, so little time to get answers. Billy and Bonnie are running for their lives. Can they find their parents in time?

This is a gripping, imaginative tale that reveals passages from scripture that describes a dragon (example Leviticus 41:21). I had never looked at this passage before. But wow, there it was. It sounded like a dragon to me. The author also incorporates elements of King Arthur tales. It’s a wonderful blend of fact and fantasy as the author takes readers on an exciting exploration in the world of dragons, and malevolent slayers. This novel is full of twists and turns. I liked the natural spiritual thread that prompts readers to dig deep into scripture, shows the characters struggles and how they deal with them.

This is the first book in the series. If you like to read about dragons, with near death battle scenes, fast-paced action, filled with wonder, betrayal, and mystery this is the series for you. Escape the cares of this world, treat yourself to this fun read. It’s one that would work well for a book club pick.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have received a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher through NetGalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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  norastlaurent | Nov 11, 2021 |
Disappointing. ( )
  mullinstreetzoo | Feb 12, 2021 |
the series started out great, then got worse and worse. ( )
  Dan733 | Apr 15, 2020 |
This book was very good... for Christian fantasy. While I have not read the whole series, I thought that Raising Dragons stood alone very nicely. It was written to encouraging you to read another without forcing you into it. It also was pretty creative, with the exception of the names of the characters, and some odd extraneous details now and then which seemed to copy other fantasy books. The best thing about this book is it portrayed Christianity well, but did not push Gospel message.

The bad part of this book was it fell, nay jumped wholeheartedly, into many of the typical pitfalls of Christian fantasy. When you read Bryan Davis' short biography on the back cover, you may experience a little "knew-it" syndrome. When he says he homeschooled his seven children, it suddenly makes sense why all of the young characters in his books (who purportedly go to public school) speak like well-bred British children, college English majors, or -- well -- homeschoolers. (As a homeschooler, I should know.)

Other problems included random added scenes of backstory that lacked action, character's becoming emotionally attached to each other too quickly to be believable, and the mother's unemotional acceptance that (SPOILER) her husband had turned into a dragon and would never be human again. Personally, I think that would cause some marital problems.

I have very good friends that love this series. I myself do not, however, I can understand it's appeal. It is whimsical, typically fast paced, and has a cute love story blossoming between the two main characters. It is witty at times, and sappy at others.

I would rate this book a 5/5 out of all Christian Fantasy books and 2/5 out of all Fantasy books. So let's just say 3/5. ( )
  KatelynSBolds | Nov 12, 2018 |
This is an awesome book, the first, in my favorite series! I have read it again and recommend it to everyone!!!

Billy and Bonnie are awesome (and part dragon) and discover all sorts of things and have to defeat a dragon slayer (named Devin and they kind of do and it has lots of epic battles and they think they are safe (but they aren't!!)) ( )
  siquebella | Jul 29, 2014 |
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===Merlin's Riddle===
When dragons flew in days of old
With valor in their wings
One fell prey to evil's song
And learned what Satan sings.

Goliath, stained with Satan's words,
Made other dragons flee,
For songs like leaven spread decay
Corrupting souls born free.

Now Satan's scales coat dragon lore;
He hides between the lines.
He sings foul words in books corrupt
And dances on their spines.

Are dragons vile? Are dragons tame?
Depends on whom you ask.
Do scales hide tricks of Satan when
He dons a fearful mask?

One man corrupted all his kin;
One dragon brought all shame.
One man redeemed His fallen race;
Will dragons find the same?

Yet dragons dwell in hearts of men,
From God and some from baals,
And some sing words with angels' wings
While most chant Satan's scales.

God redeems what men cannot
Forgives what e'er thou didst
Who else can same the men of earth
With dragons in our midst?
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Once upon a time a crazy father told his son about a dream he had. Together, they twisted that dream, broke it into pieces, and built it into a story that touched their hearts. Thank you, James, for dreaming with me.
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