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Circles of Seven

(Dragons in Our Midst #3)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  3,720 ratings  ·  94 reviews
    The first book, Raising Dragons, plunged two teenagers, Billy Bannister and Bonnie Silver, into mind-boggling mysteries, life or death pursuits, and deadly sword-to-sword battles.
In the second book, The Candlestone, Billy is led into mortal combat with a powerful dragon slayer. Separated from his friends and finding his dragon traits useless against this enemy, he has
Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Living Ink Books
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Nate Philbrick
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 was so confusing to 14-yr-old me, but's always been my favorite of the series! Can't believe I hadn't added these yet. ...more
Hann Remraf
Wow, what a book. Took me two months to read.

What I liked
Okay, so this was a really good book. I absolutely loved all the faith elements, the overcoming temptation, the friendships developed, the awesome storyline, and Davis's writing. I enjoyed almost every page of this book, and I just want to give Bryan Davis a big hug.

Billy and Bonnie's relationship = *is melting*

I just love how strong Bonnie is--her trust in God is truly inspiring to my own. She knows what she believes, actively seeks God
Tracey Dyck
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
(This was my second or third read.)

Wow, what a book! I remember it being my favorite in the Dragons in Our Midst series, and I think that still holds true. What can I say? I love the symbolism.

I don't think I can do my history with Circles of Seven justice, so we'll settle for a short list of what I loved:

-Billy's growth. He still has a long way to go, and he made some mistakes, but he didn't completely backslide like so many protagonists do! He's actually building on the foundation of character
Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Storyline - Circles of Seven - Billy and Bonnie have to enter the Circles of Seven to find the lost dragons. In the Circles, the are tempted and tried and have to defeat Morgan and Devin. Can they get through the Circles in one piece or will one pay the ultimate price? And what are these demon creatures that are in one of the Circles?

Positive - The characters are honorable and self sacrificial. They fight the evil that is not only coming after the dragons but also the world. The characters grow
Jul 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 10+
Shelves: fantasy
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Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This story raises the stakes very high for our hero Billy Bannister. He learns that he's King Arthur's heir, and he must go on a dangerous journey through a different dimension called the Circles of Seven. Seven different plains that will test and stretch Billy to his limits. Billy is allowed to take along one helper, so Bonnie goes with Billy, and she is tested also. The goal is to reach the seventh circle and free captives that are trapped there, but there are also demons that are trapped ther ...more
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any Christian Fantasy Lover
This was my personal favorite out of the series. The plot was much more gripping than the rest of the series (and that's saying alot!), and the characters developed well. Larry the supercomputer was hilarious. Some of the poems used in the book were good too. One thing that I still don't understand is where all the New Table knights went. They vanished partway through the book and were never seen again... ...more
Matthew Sampson
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In every reread, I uncover layers of meaning I missed the first and second and third times.
Joseph Brink
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the previous two books, but once again, this book is so much better! I could not put this book down, I loved it so much!
Things I loved about this book:
-The Seven Circles were so cool, and the trials in each one really built Billy's character!
-This book added way more villains and heroes to the mix, bringing this from a couple heroes fighting a couple villains to war in which the entire world is at stake.
-Ashley and Walter are a hilarious duo! They livened up the book so much!
-I loved the
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
We tried this twice and finished it the second time (we borrowed it three times from the library). If it were up to me, we would not finish this series. My son doesn't really care, so if we find something else that's available, we're going in a different direction.
The problem is that the characters who were so interesting in the first two books, were suddenly flat and boring. I didn't really care what happened to them (view spoiler)
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
These stories remind me of a combination of so many that I've read over the years, seeming to borrow some of the best parts from things like "Pilgrim's Progress" and "Dante's Inferno". I love that this is a series that incorporates faith with fantasy and delivers it in a way that it makes for good, clean reading even for young adults. ...more
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian
Billy and Bonnie travel into the circles-seven different worlds in the realm of the enemy with different challenges. Their goal is to rescue prisoners. New Table Knights are lurking around every corner, trying to stop them. Will they make it out of the circles alive?
I really loved this book. I love how Bonnie trusts in God completely. This is one of my favorite books!
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great book,rising in faith,science, and fantasy. The characters are understandable. Sometimes it gets a little bit cheesy, but it's overall a great book. That cliffhanger is though!!! Guess another library trip is due! ...more
Mar 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-keep
The story continues for our characters through an epic journey. Travels to England and another dimension had us on a wild ride! New characters we are introduced in this story and challenges. Its a good continuation for the adventure!
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very good characters and how he chose to betray them. Also I love the plot and all of the action. This is a story that really draws me into it when I start reading them. Great Job!!
Sean Kouma
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books to date!
Sean Geer
Apr 14, 2018 rated it liked it
very trippy
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I have no idea if this is a good book. I loved it as a kid. It’s probably terrible. I can’t tell anymore.
Daniel Gaul
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
In some ways, a reflection of Dante's Inferno; a very unexpected ending! ...more
Amber Thaemert
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book!

Very good opportunity to see things from another point of view. It is a wonderful message of loving others and using our gifts wisely.
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
'Circles of Seven' reminded me of the BBC show 'The Adventures of Merlin'. I really enjoyed the interactions between Walter and Ashley. ...more
Yakira Goldsberry
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love this book! It's my favorite in the series. I could read it over and over again. :) ...more
Jered Forte
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
It’s one of my favorite books I advise reading this series.
Oct 28, 2014 rated it liked it
It's the third book of Dragons in our Midst. Billy, Bonnie and the gang have all gone to England for the next battle in their war against darkness. Trouble strikes immediately: Billy's father is captured, and members of the New Circle keep harassing everyone else. Billy and Bonnie venture into a series of alternate dimensions in the hope of rescuing prisoners, but in these worlds nothing is what it appears.

This book was several steps forward from either of the first two in terms of pacing and pl
Bill Tillman
A little over half way and the third book are both good and bad. Plot twists seem contrived with the circle of seven, witnessing seems stiff at times. Hope last half of book picks up steam.

I stand by my three stars, bringing Dante’s Divine Comedy into nonsensical Seven Rings of Hell into the story just does not sit well with me. Saying that Merlin is not a magician or wizard does not sit well with me. Especially when you give him the sight of a prophet, poetic stones that see the future and many
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
What I thought:

This is probably my favorite book in the Dragons in Our Midst (DioM) series. Like, I love this. Oh, how to put it into words? Oh yeah, go and read this!! Well, after the first two books, of course. :P

This one’s main theme is about contentment, which is cool to hear how Bryan Davis came up with the theme. :)

Anyways, so contentment. It’s a great theme, and I love to read it when I’m feeling bad about myself. It’s kinda cool to see the characters struggle (if that makes sense??) with
May 28, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fun-stuff
Not my favoritist book ever. Characters are a bit flat but I still enjoyed it.
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone; fantasy lovers; dragon aficionados
This third book in the series continues the adventures of Billy, Bonnie, and Walter. Amanda, introduced in book 2, also joins them along with practically everybody else from the prior books.

This book takes place in England, where we are introduced to Patrick. We are also introduced to the New Knights, an evil organisation that wants to use Billy to release certain beings. In order for Billy to release either the prisoners that the New Knights wants them to release, or the prisoners that Merlin s
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ultamate-ranking
The concept for this book is incredible, easily one of the most vivid worlds I’ve read. After reading this book I was positive that Bryan Davis would be unable to top himself
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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.

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Dragons in Our Midst (4 books)
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