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Familiar Origins

(The Draca Wards Saga #1)

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In a universe where dragons are supreme sentient beings, divination rituals and knowledge of human magical evolution has led to the belief that eight humans will be born with extraordinary supernatural abilities that will give them the power to challenge dragons. Divided into two factions-the Draca Debellos: conquerors of worlds to fuel their powerful magic, and the Draca ...more
Paperback, 438 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Silver Leaf Books, LLC (first published January 19th 2011)
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Eimi Pinero
Dec 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
As one of the few to get to read the book before it hit shelves, I must say that I loved it and can't wait to see how these characters develop.
Pine takes an extrodinary risk in her first book saga, by creating a story focusing on the lifespan of eight uniquely gifted children (though we don't meet them all just yet in this first installment), and the very smallest encounters and decisions that will develop them to who they are. We begin to ask ourselves, is it fate that leads them on their path
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David Richardson
Jun 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book for free from the Goodreads first read giveaway. Follow a group of children as they grow up and experience all the problems that kids have. But they also have the problem of possesing supernatural powers. Throw in two groups of powerful Dragons that want to control them and you have the makings of a story that could last for many books.
Cobra10chief
Apr 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
If you like dragons, magic, and stories with lots and lots of characters, you have to read this book! I visited the website www.dracawards.com and was pumped to see that this is going to be a saga! I hope the next installment doesn't take long to come out.
Faye
Feb 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Harry Potter Fans
Shelves: owned-books
'Familiar Origins' is the first installment in 'The Draca Wards Saga'. B. Pine has done an amazing job of creating a new world, with unforgettable characters. 'Familiar Origins' is one of those books that grabs you from the first page, pulls you in, and keeps you there. I mean, what more could you ask for? Magic, shape shifting, dragons, warriors, epic battles. This book has a little bit of everything that turns a good book into a great book!

Normally, I would break down the book a little here an
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T.J. Perkins
May 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people that love fantasy and dragons
Recommended to T.J. by: I'm a reviewer
In a world where dragons rule under the guise as humans, a silent war rages between the two supreme dragon factions - the Tueri and the Debellos. Each want to rule, but to gain control of five magical yet powerful children would be all it takes to tip the scales. With their worlds unbalanced and tragically torn from their families at a tender age, the five children wind up at the Academy to learn their special skills. The dragons keep an eye on their Wards as they grow and learn, each hoping to ...more
Namie
Feb 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
B Pine has created a world like no other.

Familiar Origins is a great choice for anyone who loves Fantasy, Shapeshifting, Dragons and Magic.
This book most deff has a little bit of everything. The plotline isnt centered on one specific characters but multiple characters, all of which have their strengths,weaknesses, powers and stories to tell.
I love each of them in their own way. The story pulls you in from the beginning and as it goes on all you want to know is what happens next with each of t
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Annie
Jan 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I purchased the book through my Kindle and can't wait for the next book. Great story and great characters. If you love fantasy and dragons, this is a must read. I love all the characters. Another for your list; lovers of the genre.
Billy Patterson
Jul 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
BOOK IS GREAT! HAVE READ BOOK AND WAITING FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT! THIS IS ONE FOR COLLECTORS TO KEEP IN THEIR LIBRARY TO READ REPEATEDLY!
Ommar Then
Feb 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly engaging! Couldn't put it down! Marvelous story can't wait for the next installment!
B. Pine
Aug 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I am the author :)
Penelope Cole
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
"Familiar Origins: Book 1 of The Draca Wards Saga," is a young adult fantasy along the lines of the Harry Potter series for older young adults. It takes place in the post apocalyptic future, after abuse of science and technology has destroyed the “old” civilization and humans have gone back to a simpler, more primitive life, but with elements of magic thrown in. Did I mention dragons? Yes, there are dragons: the good Tueri and the bad Debellos -- who can “phase” in and out, visit the “Astral Pla ...more
M.A.CHASE
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Imagine being a five- to ten-year-old kid and being burdened with a "war" that you don't even know about. Now, imagine that this "war" involves dragons. This book is just the beginning, following most of the eight kids' lives as they learn what their powers are and about the dragons.

I absolutely love it.


It takes the time to go through each child's lives as they grow up from children. It shows the events that shape them and make them who they are.


It's very daring.


I haven't read a book that tak
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Shannon
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book grabbed my attention and kept me hooked throughout! Dragons, magic, adventure, fun, love and family, this book has it all! B. Pine did an amazing job! I am eager to read the next book and I know I am going to be hooked on this series!
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B. Pine lives in Delaware with her husband and three children. An accountant by trade, she keeps her days full by writing, gardening, reading and raising her little ones. She is an avid reader of fantasy, science fiction, and vampire novels, particularly stories with backgrounds based on medieval culture from Western Europe and England, where she lived for four years. Her passion for writing was b ...more

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