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Eye of the Oracle (Oracles of Fire #1)

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What ancient mysteries lurk behind the amazing stories in the Dragons in our Midst series? Eye of the Oracle takes the reader back in time to the days when dragons abounded. From the era just before Noah’s ark, through the battles between dragons and mankind in the time of King Arthur, and to the haunting presence of dragons in our day, this stunning prequel reveals the my ...more
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Published May 28th 2009 by Oasis Audio (first published September 2006)
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Jul 16, 2008 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: fantasy, favorites
As I closed the last page just the other day I let out a long hard sigh. Something about Eye of the Oracle really gets me thinking. The amazing power of God, and how he can take such small events, and what seems like such insignificant people and things, and turn it all out for his good, is awe inspiring. And that is what Eye of the Oracle did to me. And there is one part in the book that I especially enjoyed, when God opens Sapphira Adi's (one of the main characters) heart and shows her his mer ...more
Victor Nyachieo
Mar 01, 2013 Victor Nyachieo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bryan Davis is one of the most controversial Christian fantasy authors in our age. In 7th grade, we had the privileged to meet this outstanding author when he made a visit to our school, Spring Valley.
In his book Eye of the Oracle (the prequel to his bestselling series “Dragons in our midst) Davis takes us back in time way before the tower of Babel. In eye of the oracle we discover history of the modern day dragons of the series dragons in our midst. Davis explains how the dragons survived th
"Eye of the Oracle" is the longest read yet of all the Bryan Davis books I have read. It is worth the read though it explains any questions about the story behind the entire "Dragons In our Mist series". It was basically a prequel. It explained how most of the characters came to where they were and why also. It even explains the series from right before Noah's Ark. It even explains how the dragons interacted well with some humans during King Arthur's reign. It gives the story line a new perspect ...more
Sam Afton
Aug 16, 2014 Sam Afton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone and everyone
I seriously cannot elaborate enough how admirable, commendable, excellent, exceptional, honorable, marvelous, pleasing, satisfactory, splendid, stupendous, super, superb, superior, wonderful, worthy, awesome, fascinating, incredible, stunning, miraculous, spectacular, breath-taking, beautiful, astonishing, awe-inspiring, exciting, heart-stirring, impressive, magnificent, thrilling, moving, mind-blowing, grand, majestic, inspirational, encouraging, motivating, great, attractive, deserving, exquis ...more
May 22, 2014 Skyeler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eye of the Oracle is the stunning prequel to the Dragons in Our Midst series by the talented author Bryan Davis. This book takes you through 609 pages of intense battles and the inner turmoil of those striving for faith. It begins in the days of old, incorporating dragons into the Biblical accounts of Noah’s flood and the Tower of Babble. Whereas glimpses of the old and cherished characters are displayed in a few given chapters, new and delightful characters expertly open the doors for the Oracl ...more
Sep 26, 2010 Ginacat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Packed full of action, touching moments, and spiritual truths, Eye of the Oracle kept me up at night, reading under the covers. I found myself unable to put it down! Although it is the prequel to the best-selling Dragons In Our Midst series, it is able to stand on its own. From Noah, to the Round Table, to the present day, Eye of the Oracle takes readers on a journey through time. Discover the history of the dragons, the origin of the evil slayers who pursue them, and the truth behind the Oracle ...more
Vikas Laroia
Mar 05, 2015 Vikas Laroia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The novel that I have just finished reading is the Christian-Fantasy, New York Time’s Best Seller, “Eye of the Oracle”, by Bryan Davis. The novel is the first in the “Oracles of Fire”, a series of young adult novels, and serves as a prequel to “The Dragons in Our Midst”, a separate series that shares the same world. Mr. Davis initially got rejected 200 times before being published. He now lives with his wife Susie and three of seven children in Western Tennessee. One of his daughters, Amanda S. ...more
Cathy Cramer
A friend had been trying to get me to read this Christian fantasy book for a long while, and I finally have. The friend who loaned me the book liked the part when Sapphira danced with Elohim, and that was one of the best parts - beautifully done.

I also liked the devotion for God that Makaidos and other characters had, and I liked the conversation that Makaidos had with Noah about what had gone wrong with their children and how to offset it, or how to hope. Noah told Makaidos that his children w
Feb 09, 2015 Josef rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Uff. I'm two hours (10%) into the audiobook and I can't stand it anymore. So many characters but I can't bring myself to care for any of them. It's just conflict after conflict. It seems that most characters are simply busy reacting. Also I don't like that the story is told from all points of view (heroes and villains). Heck, I prefer the adventure style where I discover the evil doings the villains plot bit by bit. And, as I already mentioned, the character-hopping has also the effect that you ...more
Jenna Betancourt
Before I started reading this, I had heard that Bryan Davis was an amazing author, so I had high expectations for this book. Not only did it surpass my expectations, but it's now on my Top 5 list of favorite books! I totally regret pushing off this book for a year. If you haven't read this book already, READ IT! You will not be wasting your time! ^_^
Christian Lameh
Oct 26, 2014 Christian Lameh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You like fantasy? Want suspense? Want amazing characters? This is a book for you. It is a prequel to Bryan Davis's book series, Dragons in Our Midst, which are also very good books and I highly recomend them. This book explains very well how the world in "Dragons in our Midst" came to be. There are many key questions that were risen in "Dragons in our Midst" that were answered in "Eye of the Oracle". One thing about this book is its like 600 pages long so if your not a patient reader this is not ...more
Feb 28, 2016 Elizabeth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christian fiction lovers
Shelves: 2016-reads
“I must lead you through the valley of the shadow of death, for only a journey through shadows will allow us to fully comprehend the beauty of heavenly light.”

As a person who loves book, I often find myself recommending books to others. A LOT. Yet, whenever someone else tells me to read a book they enjoyed, it often lays untouched. My good friend Isaiah is a victim of this. I was recommend Eye of the Oracle in December, and after him having read three books I gave him to try, I thought it was ab
Feb 01, 2016 Cyber_Angel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: DAVID
Recommended to Cyber_Angel by: OMA
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Aug 16, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is Book 1 in the Oracles of Fire series. It is a prequel to the Dragons in our Midst Series. Questions that you had about DIOM, and how the story started. It is answered in Eye of the Oracle. You meet new characters that had been apart of the DIOM stories but were behind the scenes, and you find out that they were very important, and that they helped our heroes Billy and Bonnie many times. You start at the times before the Great Flood, With Noah on the Ark, Morgan's plans, The Dragons and w ...more
Wayne S.
Aug 19, 2013 Wayne S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We read all four of Davis’s books in the “Dragons in Our Midst” series—Raising Dragons, The Candlestone, Circles of Seven, and Tears of a Dragon, several years ago, and they have been reviewed here previously. Our older son Mark had them as part of his sophomore literature, but he said that he really didn’t care for them. Our younger son Jeremy did try the first one just because he likes anything related to dragons but refused to read any more because he thought that it was really weird and he d ...more
Jeff McCormack
Jul 18, 2011 Jeff McCormack rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011, fiction
OK, first off let me say, I am not a big reader of fiction. My mind seems more geared to engaging and loving deep theological works that challenge my thinking and my positions. Sure, I have read and loved things like Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series in the past, but it is just that fiction is something I rarely spend time with.

My wife read the first two related series of books by Davis, and suggested I give my mind a rest with some lighter reading occasionally, so I did. It was a struggl
Jun 17, 2012 Micah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Part of me sees it only as fitting that I should write a review years after I read this book (and please, bear with me on that). That's when you know what really sticks with you. And what brought the emotionally confused freshman I remember myself being to tears was this book, after the first part, to be precise, but that's as precise as I'll get it
Delving further into Hebrew mythology as Davis does with this second part of his canon, I would have been much more comfortable reading from him if h
Sep 19, 2010 Seth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bryan Davis handles the plot exceptionally well in this novel. It’s a little more history then the average plot. This is, of course hard to not do when the timeline spans some five thousand years.
Even with the ‘history’ factor of the novel, the author still manages to draw you in and keep you there until the end. While Mr. Davis may have done very well at keeping the reader, he also established many sub-plots. The main plot itself was almost the collection of sub-plots and I think it depends on
Jill Lyon
i thought the chapters were overwhelmingly big.( about 25 pages
each.) It was hard to make myself read it and after reading the first 6 or so chapters I quit the book. Maybe it was just one of those times when I don't feel like reading or if it just wasn't my kind of book. I don't remember the book being poorly written but it did bore me. I would however like to read it again after the reassurance from my brother that the book gets better.
Any book with a spine this thick has aready lured me in—and Eye of the Oracle kept me hooked! It was absolutely gripping, as is usual for Bryan Davis, and provided a ton of backstory and history on the DIOM books. A must-read for any fans of the previous series, to which this is a prequel of sorts. The story was beautiful and utterly gripping. It had a much darker tone than the previous books, because it delved so far back into Scriptural history, but I think that actually helped me engage with ...more
Mangy Cat
Sep 20, 2008 Mangy Cat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of epic fiction, dragons, and Christian fantasy
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Upon finishing this massive volume, I have to say that it was worth the journey. Eye of the Oracle is an epic that spans thousands of years, following immortal characters from just before the great flood and Noah's Ark to the time of Merlin and King Arthur, through the early to mid 1900s, and up to current day. The storylines unfold at an excellent pace.

I enjoyed the word pictures of the various dimensions that Sapphira Adi travels through and all the unique things that exist in the underworld w
Mary Ann
Begin with Noah and his family on the ark with dragons, and come all the way up to today. It really makes for a long and a bit of a complicated story. However, throughout is woven with characters who lend support to God's plan for mankind, and those that want to thwart any of those plans. You get a glimpse of characters from other stories by Mr. Davis.
Jun 02, 2013 Sofia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was, for lack of a better word, amazing. It filled me in on a lot of the information that I had missed out on, and I recognized many scenes from flashbacks in the other books.

Eye of the Oracle is called by some a "prequel" to the Dragons in Our Midst series. This is partially true, because many of its events take place before Raising Dragons, but I believe that it is very good in sequence right where it is. I read Dragons in Our Midst and the last three books in Oracles of Fire before
Stacey Smith
Jan 03, 2015 Stacey Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
This is one of my favorite books series of all time. I swear every time I read this book and the others, I find something that I didn't notice before. That is the mark of a good book.

I have always enjoyed stories about dragons and knights and kings, but this series takes a whole new spin on it. I don't want to spoil any of it for you. You'll have to read it yourself.

I have read this book at least 5 times now. It has adventure and tests of faith and a little bit of romance. I love Mara and Merl
Feb 02, 2011 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christian fiction lovers and anyone who likes anything about dragons.
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Apr 03, 2015 Harley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, own
I LOVE this book!
I am a devoted and loyal fan to this series. I follow Sapphira and Makaidos on their journey's to find God and to free the Dragons with the dragon messiah, This story is just the prequel to the amazing Dragons in our Midst series. The story that leads up to Billy and Bonnie's new found faith and love. I love to reread this book series over and over again and every time I do I go over the highlighted areas that I've loved and have marked.
Elam the virtuous young man of this story
Feb 12, 2008 Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone in the world!!!
Recommended to Taylor by: my friend emily
i read this book, which is 607 pages long in five days (which is insanely fast for me, being a pretty slow reader). i loved it tremendousley! it and the rest of its series and the DIOM series are both fantastic! they tie in fantasy and the Bible sucessfully into one book. and had me captivated all summer. i had my Bible out continuously so half of the time when it is usually in my purse, the little Bible was in my lap, looking up a verse (if i didnt know it) stated in the book. i have definately ...more
Warren Duke
Apr 17, 2014 Warren Duke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book was full of adventurer and action full of info about god and king Arthur there is also a bit of romance in it for the women and a bunch of stuff about sword and stuff for the guys... this is also the prequel to the dragons in our midst books...
Anna Fleming
Pretty cool, but I didn't like the fact that this author was adding to the Bible in such great extremes. It just seems a little wrong. The book itself was pretty good though, a little slow but I got through it and I didn't regret it at least.
Kevin Tucker
This book felt like reading deleted scenes from the previous series. It certainly fills in a few details and adds characters where we had no idea they were there in the first series. This was woven in pretty well.

I don't know how I feel about the interpretation of the events in early Bible history. And I'm not too keen with the portrayal of God in this book. He's certainly given the role of omnicient and as a loving provider...sometimes. But he is also shown as extremely aloof and hands off, let
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Bryan Davis is the author of the best-selling Dragons in Our Midst and Oracles of Fire series, contemporary/fantasy blends for young people. He has two books coming out this spring, Last of the Nephilim, the third book in the Oracles of Fire series, and Beyond the Reflection’s Edge, the first book in the new Echoes from the Edge series.

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Oracles of Fire (5 books)
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