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Eye of the Oracle

(Oracles of Fire #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  3,344 ratings  ·  119 reviews
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
Paperback, 609 pages
Published September 12th 2006 by Living Ink Books (first published September 2006)
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Molly It is definitely worth buying. Although a little hard to understand at first I got used to it as the writing style is very different. The series are v…moreIt is definitely worth buying. Although a little hard to understand at first I got used to it as the writing style is very different. The series are very exciting and I couldn't put any of the books down. The protagonists are creative and amazing role models for anyone. I loved them all, they are not only amazing but are well detailed characters, I connected with all of them very easily. They are very inspiring and all of them are important. Everything in it is in it for a reason, the writing is very good. It is a well written book!(less)

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Sep 17, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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
Tracey Dyck
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
(Read two or three times.)

Returning to this huge story was really enjoyable. I'm in awe of Bryan Davis's ability to weave a single story through millennia—literally, because the book starts just before the Great Flood and ends in the modern day.

Sapphira and Elam remain some of my favorite characters; so do Makaidos* and Thigocia! It was neat to refresh my memory on all the connections between the dragons and other important characters—both heroes and villains—throughout history. But lest you thi
Victor Nyachieo
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: made-me-cry
2010 review:
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
Jeanne Castle
Wow. This is an interesting book. I read that it was written as a prequel and it was suggested that you not read it first, which suggestion I didn't follow. Having read it now, I would echo that sentiment as so many names and events were thrown in that I think familiarity or at least recognition would help sort things out, especially at the end which just seemed to close everything out in a quick summary (which I'm guessing was the plot of the original books). It, being the first book in a serie ...more
Sep 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Jenna Betancourt
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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! ^_^ ...more
Dec 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone and everyone
Touching, inspiring, and thrilling. Can’t recommend more highly.
Jeff McCormack
Aug 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Wayne Walker
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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
Vikas Laroia
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Shaun Stevenson
Oct 16, 2019 rated it liked it
It took me more than a year to finally finish reading Bryan Davis' Eye of the Oracle, book one in the Oracles of Fire series, the sequel series to Dragons in our Midst. That said, this book was broken into three separate books which follow one story throughout the more than 600 page novel, set from the dawn of time to modern day.

The story revolves around an Oracle of Fire named Saphira, and her showdown with evil both face to face and vicariously through the lives of others she has influenced an
Alyssa Dinkler
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
I noticed there are a lot of good reviews for this book, but honestly, I was not impressed. The premise was interesting and it started out okay, although weird, but it went downhill from there. The story kept skipping gaps of time - hundreds, even thousands of years, which I found annoying. The plot never seemed to really go anywhere, it just drifted along through time. The characters were hard to relate to, and there were so many of them that kept popping in and out of the story (with very litt ...more
Seth Mertz
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Eye of the Oracle is the first book of a prequel/sequel series that sandwiches the Dragons in Our Midst series which Davis first wrote. I was somewhat skeptical of the series as a whole at first, and confused by the fact it was a prequel to Dragons in Our Midst (which I had yet to read at the time) and then followed by sequels to DiOM. I ended up loving the book, though, and in my opinion, it does not matter if you read it in chronological order or release order (I guess kind of like the Star Wa ...more
Katelyn Buxton
Nov 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I couldn't finish it. I wanted to give it a fair chance, but got 27 pages in and had to stop.

1.) The writing style was so detailed it slowed things down, which bugged me. It needed a few words cut to make it cleaner.
2.) It was confusing to me starting out from the villain's POV.
3.) There were way too many characters dumped in way too short a time (without explanation as to who they were), so I really had no idea what was going on. On top of that, I didn't agree with the little bit I think I did
C. C.
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This series is breathtaking. Secrets, lies, adventure, deception, salvation, resurrection, other realms, dragons. How much better can it get?? Follow Mara as she learns there is more to the earth than her underground Hell. There is a loving God who loves her, even in the depths. He'll use her for things she never thought possible. She'll learn that her evil master Lilith doesn't own her, her loving Father of Lights does. ...more
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book is entirely too long. There are so many characters and most of the characters change their names at least once in the book. It also skips through the centuries leaving you only to guess what was happening with them during that length of time. It is an interesting story-line, but it just leaves me too aggravated to want to deal with the rest of the series.
Apr 12, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, modern
I don't know... it just didn't compare to the Dragons In Our Midst series. I had no desire to read the next books (except for the fact they somehow tied into DioM) they just weren't as good... It's been a long time since I read any of them though... I should pick them up again. ...more
Joshua Porter
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A very thrilling dragons-vs-mankind story that introduces us to a whole world that spans epochs and portrays a Christian worldview that will not alienate readers of any kind. If you want a good story and a good lead-in to a fantastic series, look no further than here.
Suzannah Seerden
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this has so much history and when you read The Bible you see where Bryan Davis gets his names from . Yes i know this is not the frist book of the series , i read it beacuse they did not have the first 4 books of the series.
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Eye of the Oracle is a fictional book. It is the prequel to the Oracles of fire series. The book tells about the dragons before they became humans, Sapphira's life with Acacia, and King Arthur.If you haven't read this book, I think you should. ...more
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Provides a good background for 'Dragons In Our Midst' and does a good job of setting up the next series 'Oracles of Fire'.

Like another reviewer advises: be sure to read DIOM first before this book.
Nov 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
I had read great reviews for this book....I could not get into it. It was wordy and boring and (to me) stuff it down your throat Christianity. I gave up on reading it.
Sedna Dragon
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was a good prequel to The Dragons In Our Midst series.
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: DAVID
Recommended to Cyber_Angel by: OMA
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Maya Joelle

Similarly to the previous four books, this series is a mix of really good and kind of terrible. This one jumps back in time to pre-flood, then follows two (immortal?) characters as they observe world events for the next several thousand years. Books 2-4 jump back into present day with the characters we know from the other series (mainly focusing on Walter and Ashley in bks 2 and 3), plus adding some new ones (Gabriel!! Shiloh! Acacia!).

Good things: The writing improves from the f
~Cyanide Latte~
Dec 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
Too didactic. If I want a view of Christianity, I'll reread the bible. ...more
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Bryan Davis is the author several speculative-fiction series, including Dragons in Our Midst, Oracles of Fire, Children of the Bard, The Reapers Trilogy, The Time Echoes Trilogy, Tales of Starlight, and Dragons of Starlight.

Bryan lives in western Tennessee with his wife, Susie. Bryan and Susie have homeschooled their four girls and three boys.

Bryan was born in 1958 and grew up in the eastern U.S.

Other books in the series

Oracles of Fire (5 books)
  • Maiden Flight
  • Enoch's Ghost (Oracles of Fire, #2)
  • Last of the Nephilim (Oracles of Fire, #3)
  • The Bones of Makaidos (Oracles of Fire, #4)

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