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Trade Paperback
420 pages
Jun 2004
AMG Publishers/Living Ink

Raising Dragons

by Bryan Davis

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Review:

Raising Dragons is an eye catching paperback. From the first paragraph I didn't want to put it down. My family will attest to that fact. I bulldozed through the 371 pages in a few days.

In this young adult contemporary fantasy novel, author Bryan Davis took historical events surrounding the legend of King Arthur and Merlin the Magician and turned them upside down, backwards, and inside out. Fully human and fully dragon, heroes Billy and Bonnie are being hunted by an evil and determined dragon slayer.

As a 12-year-old, I really liked this book and recommend it as a fun and exciting book for ages ten and up. I was so engrossed in the book, that my mama decided she didn't want to miss out on the fun so she is reading it aloud to our family.

In addition to being a page-turning read, Raising Dragons teaches the principles of faith, love, and courage. It showed me how God can interact in our lives even in the most difficult situations that Satan can ever bring on. God is always there for us.

I've had the pleasure of meeting the author, Bryan Davis and one of his seven children. As a father, Davis obviously writes the quality of book he'd like his family to enjoy. Raising Dragons is published under AMG Publishers' imprint called Living Ink Books. This new line features "writing worth reading."

If you look for me now, you 'll find me eyebrow-deep into the pages of the sequel to Raising Dragons, titled The Candlestone. -- Estee Wells, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

Billy has “dragon breath.” No kidding, he really does. Little does anyone— especially Billy—know that his terrible breath hints at a secret about his past. From the very first chapter young readers will be fascinated by main character Billy in Raising Dragons, the latest book by dad and author Bryan Davis. The first in the 4-volume “Dragons in Our Midst” series, Raising Dragons, shows Davis, the father of seven children, skillfully weaving a tale of fantasy, faith, and courage into a story that will appeal to kids’ imaginations. More than anything, Raising Dragons will help kids find their God-given strengths, no matter how difficult their circumstances.

Written for ages 7 to 15, yet enjoyed by readers of all ages, Raising Dragons relates the story of Billy as he learns the mystery of his own dragon past and his friend Bonnie, an orphan, who feels like a freak because of a body feature that she calls a deformity. Plagued by insecurities just like many kids, Billy and Bonnie find that through faith in God, they can finally have peace, celebrate their differences, and find answers they have been looking for their whole lives.