Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Eye of the Oracle"

"Eye of the Oracle" by Bryan Davis is the first story in the book series, Oracles of Fire.

This book covers the life of dragons, from the time of Noah's Ark, all the way down to the 21st century.
It's a great read for anyone who loves fantasy.  The best part? It's all about God, and glory is given to him throughout the book. But it's not a cheesy religious book.

Bryan Davis crafted sentences so intriguing, that at times, I had to read it over and over, not wanting to move on to the next sentence, because the words seemed so carefully chosen, so delicate and so powerful.

All the characters felt real, and I felt like I could relate to many of them. Now, I'm going to give my personal rating.

Overall Rating - 5. The book itself was great. I'm usually not one to love fantasy, but this book stood out to me, and kept me turning the pages.

How Well the Book was Written - 4. The book was very well written for the most part (as I mentioned before), but unfortunately, it seemed like certain sentences lost their magic, and snapped me out of the world I had found inside that book. They just seemed... well, plain? I suppose that after reading the first few chapters, I began to expect a lot from the author, Bryan Davis. So, at times, a chapter would leave me disappointed.

Appropriateness for all Ages - 4. The reason I gave it a four in this area, is because there was so much good in this book, that there had to be some bad. Therefore, some chapters in the beginning could turn young readers in the wrong direction, as Morgan is a very evil character. Also, there were some battle scenes, and quite a few injuries.

Other Things (Or, Negatives and Positives) - 3
This book is 609 pages.
Some characters seemed to just disappear from the book all together, which I thought was strange.
It took a little while to get through the book. I didn't really get into it until the tenth chapter.

Okay, now I'm going to add up my ratings, to create the average score for this book!

4 Stars!!!



  1. Sounds like a very neat read, Natalia! Love how thoroughly you review your books:-)

  2. Natali, this is just a suggestion, but in your book reviews maybe you could say what you think the age range should be, and instead of just rating it by stars just 'apropriate for all ages' actually tall if there was any laugnuage, drugs / alcohol, ect. I know you did say there was some violence, but maybe you could be more clear ;)

    Great blog! I'm gonna follow!