AMG Publishers/Living Ink
An eye-catching paperback, The Candlestone by Bryan Davis, took me into another world filled with twists, turns, swords, prophecies, dragons, and a magical stone.
The second in the Dragons in Our Midst series by AMG Publishers under their new Living Ink division, The Candlestone is nearly 400 pages long. This contemporary fantasy novel is about two kids who find that they are the key to a prophecy that they must fulfill. However, their enemies, especially the evil Devin, are out to kill anyone who gets in the way of his wicked plans.
The Candlestone taught me a lot about trust, faith in God, and trust in each other. God is already there and at work even before I pray.
I totally enjoyed The Candlestone. As a 12-year-old voracious reader of adventure and mystery books, this series really hit the spot. I strongly encourage Mr. Davis to hurry and finish the next book in the series. I recommend The Candlestone to mystery readers ages 11 and up. -- Estee Wells, Christian Book Previews.com
Billy and Bonnie wonder about a number of unsolved mysteries. What was the strange book that the dragon slayers used to summon a dragon? Where is the magnificent sword that seemed to disintegrate the evil Devin? And what happened to The Candlestone, that strange gem, always absorbing light and with it the powers of dragons or dragon children within its sphere of influence?
The Candlestone not only absorbs light, it captures and holds encoded light, including transluminated humans, people who have been transformed into light energy by Excalibur, King Arthurís great sword. When Bonnie enters the stone herself, she learns that many disembodied souls have fallen prey to the gems powers, but no one has ever escaped.
The two teens 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.