Format: Trade Paper
Pub. Date: Jun. 21, 2004
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.
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Parents love the series too!!
Dear Mr. Davis, We are a home schooling family and my oldest daughter, a voracious reader, begged me for months to read your books because she enjo***** them so much. I finally read the first one in the "Dragons in our Midst" series, and then blasted through the next 8. I must confess there were a few late nights in there, but I enjo***** them so much. The books have provided alot of wonderful discussions on such a wide variety of Christian topics and the Lord has spoken to my heart on the struggles of being in the "refiner's fire" and the necessity of daily putting on the "armour of God". Hmmm... I never thought I would enjoy my teenage daughters' fiction/fantasy books about dragons so much and it sure has been fun to talk with my kids in "Second Eden" lingo about some very deep issues. Thank you! Since the next book won't be out until summer, I think we will reread these and turn them into a book study and see what other "themes" gold nuggets we can dig up. Any suggestions? Have you ever thought about doing a book club/reader's guide of some kind? These were great books ~ Thanks for providing my family a new way of connecting and for all of the "teachable moments" Billy and Bonnie, Walter and Ashely, and company have provided. PS Is Sir Barlow really gone... or was he captured in a candlestone and will he return for the final battle? Sincrely, Kathy C.
Absolutely love it!!
I really love Bryan Davis' writing style. This book is packed with detail, almost making you feel like an observer to the story. There is at least something that you can connect to. You can feel and understand the characters, cheer them on, love or hate them. Even though this first book was a bit brief, Bryan continued the series only getting better and better. If you like stories about dragons and medieval knights or just enjoy fantasy in general, this book series is on top of my recommendation list. The targeted age is 13+ but it is enjoyable even for young adults (speaking for myself).