Title: Raising Dragons
Author: Bryan Davis
Publisher: Living Ink Books
Buy Link: Buy Raising Dragons Here!
Rating: You Gotta Read
Reviewed By: Lupa
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.
Knights and dragons abound in this modern tale of good and evil.
Raising dragons is a fantastic story. I am a junkie for dragon stories, Ok I am a nut for most anything dragon related. That being said - not all of the dragon stories I read are good, and even fewer would I consider great. Bryan Davis has woven one of the great ones in Raising Dragons.
Billy has been having trouble with his breath, but this trouble won't be fixed with Altoids or Crest. Billy is about to find his life turned upside down but he may just find everything he could ever want in the adventure that fills the pages of Raising Dragons.
My favorite characters of Raising Dragons have to be Bonnie Silver and Mr. Hamilton. Bonnie is a brave young woman who will stop at nothing to help her friend Billy, Mr. Hamilton is a riot. He is constantly seeking knowledge and takes things in stride that would have most people agape and in shock.
Raising Dragons is filled with brave young men, dark knights, innocent maidens and fierce dragons, all wrapped in the clothing of the modern world.
Vividly descriptive and well written I will put Raising Dragons at the top of my Must Read Dragon stories list.
Now I just have to hunt down the rest of the Dragons In Our Midst series and happily drown in the imagery and imagination of Bryan Davis.