Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Starlighter by Bryan Davis

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:


Zondervan (March 19, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler, Associate Director of Public Relations, ZonderKidz for sending me a review copy.***


Bryan Davis is the author of the bestselling fantasy series Dragons in Our Midst, Oracles of Fire and Echoes from the Edge. He and his wife, Susie, have seven children and live in western Tennessee where he continues to cook up his imaginative blend of fantasy and inspiration.

Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (March 19, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310718368
ISBN-13: 978-0310718369

My Son's Thoughts: (from a 16-year-old perspective)
My oldest son gave me his thoughts on Bryan Davis' book Beyond the Reflection's Edge and he was anxious to grab this book when it arrived in the mail. I defer to him on this genre, because try though I may, I have a hard time working between two worlds.

See, this book lays the foundation between two worlds, one inhabited with humans, another with dragons. The dragons find a portal into the human world and abduct a few humans to breed into a sort of slave stock. The portal gets blocked for a while, but then someone discovers it and unblocks it and is able to find out that the humans on the dragon-side of life need help. There is a lot of action, intrigue and suspense before you get the the point of discovering that the portal has been re-discovered, and the story ends at a very suspenseful place!

There seemed to be a lot in the story that could be considered spiritual allegory, and that was well-done. There are many fantasy elements in the story that people will like a lot, and teens (mostly girls, he thinks but I'm not sure why) will really like these books.

Check it out, folks! If you have teens at home, this would be perfect for Summer reading!!


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1 comment:

Mocha with Linda said...

My boy really likes Bryan Davis' books. I'm with you - I just don't get them.