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Tears of a Dragon

(Dragons in Our Midst #4)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  3,005 ratings  ·  78 reviews
    Victory in the Circles of Seven came at a great cost to Billy Bannister and Bonnie Silver. A vicious evil was unleashed on the earth that only the dragons can defeat. With Billy’s father, the great Clefspeare, missing, Billy and Bonnie must lead the dragons into war against the Watchers—demonic beings as old as the earth itself. Masters at the art of deception, the Wat ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 28th 2005 by Living Ink Books
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Nate Philbrick
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was instrumental during my early teen years. Some of the quotes and dialog lines still stick with me.
Oct 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
Now that the Watchers are free, Billy and his friends embark on the final showdown. Billy and Bonnie go after Clefsphere, journeying into a new world that is more familiar than they suspected, while everyone else organizes the remaining dragons for war. Morgan takes a new hostim. The Watchers battle with strength and treachery.

Really, it's impossible to know how to summarize the book without giving everything away. In fact, if you read the Acknowledgements section at the beginning, you've read t
Tracey Dyck
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, 2018-reads
Loved it even more on this reread. Full review to come once exams are over!


Full Review:

Of all four Dragons in Our Midst books, this is the one I remembered the least plot-wise. So it was rather fun to return to it and refresh my memory! This time around, I especially appreciated how Bryan Davis concluded the series. If I didn't know there were eight more books following DIOM, I would be content with this ending. It's solid and satisfying. (But there are definitely a few things that make me ve
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
What a great ending to the series! I'm not sure who I like most, Billy, Bonnie, or Walter! Oh dear, that Walter.

That ending--whew!
Incredibly cheesy, shallow, simplistic, unrealistic, and condescending (in a lighthearted sort of way). With flat characters, patronizing dialogue, and meaningless villains and death, nothing in this book can be taken seriously.

Medieval sorceresses and hellish demons that say things like "Enough chichat!" or "Oh, don't play dumb, my little brainiac." or "I know you're up to something," or "What do you think I am, your tour guide? I'll shake this plane so hard, you'll hear your own bones rattle!"
Jun 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Update 9.30.13: Every time I read it, I love it a little more :D
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
What I thought:

Doesn’t that sound exciting? And the cover?? Oh, kill me now!! (uh, not literally! I’ve still got too many TBRs!!)

Anywho, I LOVED this book!! And actually, it’s tied with Circles of Seven for being my favorite DioM book. It’s that good!!

So, this one is a bit darker then the books prior. Like, it’s not dark, but yet it is. Does that make sense? Meaning I’d still let Trevor read it (which he *gasps* hasn’t finished the third book since he got into Harry Potter!!). But I kinda like i
Oct 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-fantasy
Was there ever a more nauseating writing style? Ugh. Why did I reread these? I actually liked them when I was a teenager. Now all I can see is plot holes galore, deus ex machina at every turn, naive idiot characters whose dialogue I can barely read without gagging... I hope this will be the stupidest book I read this year, I don't think I can bear a stupider one. And Bryan Davis's attempt to push sexism as a noble order of things had me just about ready to tear up this pile of absolute, reeking ...more
Matthew Sampson
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've finally remembered why I love these books. I love them because I've always dreamed of doing what Billy and Bonnie and Walter and the rest do. It's not an intellectual judgement, why I love these books. It's an emotional connection, a secret yearning.

And there is something very beautiful about an ending.

I've changed my mind about this book since reading it last. It's no longer my least favourite in the four Dragons in Our Midst series. I don't know why I liked it less the other times. I like
Joseph Brink
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing close to the series!!!
There was so much to love in this wonderful series and book.
I especially appreciated how Bryan Davis unashamedly wrote about true Christian heroes and heroism - despite receiving negative reviews describing his books as 'sexist' and 'against women' - which they most definitely are not. These books present strong men and women, men who are strong enough to defend and sacrifice themselves for women as chivalry and heroism demands, and women who are strong en
Yakira Goldsberry
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A perfect ending to a perfect series!

Tears of a Dragon was a lot shorter than I remember, but it was still cram-packed full of action and emotion. And reading the end was like watching the end of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, when the children return from Narnia. It’s a bittersweet ending that leaves you hoping for more. So many things from the first book were called back on in this last installment and that was a rather clever move. I found myself laughing and feeling like I had gone o
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Daniel Gaul
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A most satisfying end to the awesome epic!
Heather Gilpin
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very fun, yet bitter sweet read. I really enjoyed it
Esther Allen
May 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
A bit sad
Jered Forte
Excellent end of a series.
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
On my gosh!! Never have I read such an inspiring and faithful story with as realistic and caring characters as these. Billy,Bonnie,Walter, and Ashley have such magnetic personalities.At certain points in the entire series, there is nothing more you'll want to do than give them a hug and a pep talk! Mr.Davis has 4 books of true beauty to his name❤ ...more
Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone; fantasy lovers; dragon aficionados
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Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Storyline - The final battle is near. There is just one more thing Billy and Bonnie have to do. They must go to where the dragon's spirits have been waiting to be freed and free them. Simple enough. But with Morgan on the loose and going after Billy's friends and the demons, the Watchers, getting ready for battle, the clock is ticking and everything is at stake. Also, the place where the dragons are is a strange place and not all the dragons believe Billy and Bonnie. Can they save the dragons an ...more
Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This fabulous story to Dragons in Our Midst comes to a satisfying conclusion. Billy has unleashed the Watchers a group of Fallen Angels from the seventh circle in the process of trying to free his Father's spirit that was cast into the abyss he also freed the Watchers, but his Father's spirit disappeared after he destroyed the pit. What happened to him? It's Billy task to go on another adventure to find his Father everything depends on him finding his Dad. The only thing that can defeat the Watc ...more
Feb 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Nerissa by: Mrs Jones (school librarian)
Shelves: favourites, 2012
Tears of a Dragon gives a heart-warming and stunning ending to the Dragons in our Midst series. The final battle of the Watchers and dragons was heart-wrenching and I simply seemed to be witnessing it personally. I absolutely adore the series, it brought me closer to God and taught me to have faith no matter what condition I am in. How Mr Davis had intertwined the legends, reality, spiritual truths, imagination and God into a single series was amazing! I can never imagine someone having the abil ...more
Dec 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Wow. As I started reading this book, I quickly realized that the events in this book are the ones that transpired at the end of the Eye of the Oracle. And it upset me, because I knew how everything was going to end, and I didn't want things to end that way. But then I read the book, and found that I was wrong. Yes, the events in this book did also happen in the Eye of the Oracle, but since in this book I'm getting a different angle of the events, I got more of the story, and it didn't end the wa ...more
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great reread! I first read this series back in my elementary days (a great x-mas gift!) and loved it! Years later, I learned that there were 3 more series following this one that dealt with the same characters. So I bought them all (BTW you can buy any of these author's books from his website and SIGNED for no additional cost!) and have gradually been rereading this first series in preparation of eventually reading the next ones. A fun, inspiring, and at times thought-provoking/soul searching ...more
Jul 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
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Liam Tilmcey
Jun 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
When a book series starts off great but then ends with a book like this I am just left wondering "why?". When death is completely negated for all intents and purposes every time one of the good guys dies than why should the reader care about what's going on with the story? All tension is completely lost if no matter what, the good guys don't stay dead!

On that note I'd also like to point out that the whole thing about how a women's role was simply to provide masculine energy or whatnot to males
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved the entire 'Dragons In Our Midst' series, and Tears of a Dragon was a great ending. The story was entertaining and I liked how the characters start to mature more. It ties up a lot of loose ends, but leaves open new mysteries for 'Oracles of Fire' to solve. I also love how Bryan Davis always clearly shows how good conquers evil in the end. (SPOILER ALERT!) It was also satisfying that all the Dragons got a choice of how to become, and that Billy's father became human again. The emotions i ...more
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

I don't think Bryan Davis' writing style is the best. He can be really cheesy a lot of times. But i really enjoy his plots.

In this book, Billy and Bonnie go to a place called Dragons' Rest to rescue its inhabitants. The dragons living there are those who've died; since they don't have human souls, they had nowhere else to go after death. I liked that aspect of the story and how it reflects the story of Christ.

I also love that these books seem to have been influenced by The Chronicles Of Na
Jul 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Yet again, another AWESOME book!!! They just get better and better! I'm so sad that I've read them all, but I can't wait to read the other series!!!!
This book was I think the best of all four, though "The Candlestone" rates a close second. This one is a "Stay up til 3 am" book, while the other three only made it til 2 am ;D I wonderful final installment, in a truely awesome series of books!!!!!!!!
Oct 09, 2013 rated it did not like it
This series had great potential, and had a good plot with good (if cliche) characters that felt familiar. Unfortunately, the writing was painful to get through. It's not that it was bad. I just felt that I had to force myself to read this series that was full of good metaphors, meaningful spiritual anecdotes, and good ethical questions. Most of which were hard to appreciate because reading the whole thing felt like wading through clay. ...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.

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