Eye Of The Oracle (Oracles Of Fire, #1)
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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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Jessica
Jul 16, 2008 Jessica rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
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...more
Cameron
"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
Skyeler
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
Ginacat
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
Jennifer
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.
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
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...more
Micah
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...more
Seth
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...more
Saddleseat Sammi
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
Kiersten
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 5 of 5 stars  ·  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...more
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.
Sofia
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...more
Andrew
Feb 02, 2011 Andrew rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christian fiction lovers and anyone who likes anything about dragons.
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Taylor
Feb 12, 2008 Taylor rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
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...
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...more
Riley
This book is amazing, it is very captivating and it is hard to put down. It mixes action, and science fiction to create an amazing book as well as an amazing series.i would recommend to most young readers.
Abigail Averill
This novel was both exiting and emotional, throughout this entire series I have cried more times than I care to remember;however, not out of sadness, but because of the beauty of the message.
M. W.
Another well-turned out fantasy for young adults, the first of four volumes in "The Oracles of Fire" series, the follow-up to his "The Dragons in Our Midst" series.
Cathrine Bonham
for anyone who has read the Dragons in our Midst series this book is a must read. Be warned that it is a little slower that the other book and a little harder to get into but if you intend to read the Oracals of Fire series you will need this vital information. it might be a bit tempting to skip over parts of it and to get through it quickly but this book definatly needs to be taken as a whole.

The whole book ties together through the life one girl known first a Mara and Later as Saphhria. And t...more
Lilly W.
On page 432 of 608.This book is about a girl who is an under born ( an under born is someone who is actually born by a plant and grows into a human). Mara is one of those, but is quite different she is an oracle of fire. Which means she can make fire with the power of Elohim and she also looks quite different she has white hair and the strangest color of blue eyes you have ever seen. So she has embark on a journey with her "sister" another oracle who has not yet mastered her powers. Will they o...more
Madelyn Smith
My favorite book in all three series (DioM, OoF, CotB).
Olivia
LOVED IT! the best book ever
Brooke
I had flipped over the previous series 'Raising Dragons', so I was thrilled to start this one. Honestly, it felt a little difficult getting through it since I was so eager to find out what happened next where I left off. Besides that though, it's worth reading and turns out to be really good. I thought the beginning was a little slow, but it picks up later. It really helps you understand a lot of stuff that previously happened and will help with the stuff that's still to come. Overall a good boo...more
Tori
Not the best I've read in a while, but it was a piece of my best friend's childhood, so I dove into it the best I could. I had some trouble keeping it from the library, so I read it in small and separated chunks. The plot was interesting and I loved the characters, though some of the more intense scenes were hard to keep up with. I'll definitely read the sequels when I get to that point in my list. I think that had I read it when I was younger, I would've fallen in love with it.
Braydon
Tt was so great for me to find out that Mr. Davis had made another series that continued the DIOM series!
Eye of the Oracle was a astounding book! This book brings you all the way back in time to Noah and the flood.
And slowly makes it's way back to the present. It introduces new characters that you grow to know, along with the characters you already know.
This is a great starting book for Oracles of Fire series! Another must read from Mr. Davis!
Eric
This is the kind of story for which I've been looking for a long time! I always thought taking the symbolic events from the bible i.e. the war in heaven and making them a bit more literal would be an entertaining read. Bryan did it one better by tying the events and ramifications of that war through a string of events in the mythological time line up to today. Overall a very enjoyable read (the ending was very rushed, though ...)
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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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