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Circles of Seven

(Dragons in Our Midst #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  3,617 ratings  ·  87 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.
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...
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)
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!
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.
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!
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.
Daniel Gaul
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
In some ways, a reflection of Dante's Inferno; a very unexpected ending!
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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
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
This one had a more interesting setting, but the antagonists still felt old and overused. I had to go back and start this one from the beginning and force myself to finish it, despite my sighs of boredom and eyerolls at the cliche dialogue/surprises. Frankly all the doubts and fears of Billy and Bonnie get tiring, and the bad puns from Walter, even though so horrible, were a welcome change. The struggles that these kids go through feel so insignificant and unrealistic.

See my review of Tears of a
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As a kid, this book made NO sense to me. Now it does, and the symbolism, the bravery, the all comes together and I LOVE IT.

WALTER AND ASHLEY - okay, so I love them. A lot. I love how Walter just continually drives Ashley nuts, but for some reason, she puts up with it. *Wink wink*

BILLY AND BONNIE - man oh man....their relationship is just to die for. I love how they lean on each other, and the slight snark that passes between them every now and then. (Like how Billy didn't want Bonni
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Billy and Bonnie must enter seven mysterious circles to try to save some prisoners, including Billy's dad, but in doing so they must try not to release the evil that is also being held. Once in the circles the two only have themselves to rely on but the Professor, Billy's mom, Mrs. Bannister and Billy's best friend Walter, along with Bonnie's "sisters" find ways to be involved too. The self-confident and reliable to a fault computer, Larry, helps too. Larry can be a pain but he is well and truly ...more
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was incredibly moving and intense, I didn't enjoy it as much as the other books, but I loved the "lighten the mood" parts with Larry the supercomputer and Walter "Mr. Bad Sense of Humor". Overall it was a pretty good book, but after reading it I got pretty agitated. My legs were shaking!!
Even after reading it for the 3rd or maybe 4th time I found some parts that I had somehow missed. Though, after having read Enoch's Ghost and The Last of the Nephilim, I have a lot of questions that I
Courtney Kleefeld
Jan 27, 2012 rated it liked it
It was really good. When I first read the Candlestone(book 2 of the series, Circles of Seven is book 3), at first I didn't get very far into it. I just wasn't that interested because I hadn't read much of it in a while. Then when I started reading it again, something exciting happened and then I couldn't stop reading till I finished the book. That is a lot like how I read this book. And now I'll have to read the next. A small reason for this drive to read these books is so that I can get to read ...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

Dragons in Our Midst (4 books)
  • Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst, #1)
  • The Candlestone (Dragons in Our Midst, #2)
  • Tears of a Dragon (Dragons in Our Midst, #4)

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