Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Book Review of Liberator by Bryan Davis

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For years, tales of DRAGONS from another world kidnapping and enslaving humans have been circulating in Jason Masters' world, while for a slave girl named Koren, the stories of a human world seem pure myth. Together, these two teens will need to bridge two planets in order to overthrow the draconic threat and bring the lost slaves home. The Time Has Come As the long-awaited invasion of human forces looms, Jason, Koren, and Elyssa struggle to alert the soldiers to an unforeseen menace on the planet of Starlight---a deadly illness that already has Koren in its grip. Starlighter Cassabrie harbors a secret she believes can counter the dragon king Taushin's latest maneuverings, but she can disclose little of her risky plan. 

As Cassabrie fights to save her people, the dragon Magnar works to move the Starlight prophecy in his favor. His actions could make the plight of humans even more perilous. Wishing only to free the slaves and bring peace, a few young warriors are poised to face three armies as they battle for control of two worlds. Can love, faith, and courage be enough? Will Cassabrie be humanity's last hope?

Series: Dragons of Starlight (Book 4)
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Zondervan (July 24, 2012) 
Page Count: 432 

What I liked: Another great ending tale to complete a good series. Personally I enjoyed Dragons in Our Midst and Oracles of Fire more, but this one was pretty good too. It had an epic battle with humans and fire-breathing and ice-breathing dragons, and a love triangle that kept me guessing until close to the end, complete with a wedding to wrap it all up.

No spoilers to who gets together with who. ;) As with all of Mr. Davis's book, it is full of life lessons, love, honor and sacrifice. This book had me almost in tears when two of the characters died and the ending was a little bittersweet. The prose created beautiful pictures in my head.

What I didn't like: I was like, "gosh, darn it" with one of the deaths and that made me kinda mad, but I wouldn't say that would decrease the rating of the series. Some of the paragraphs were a bit long which sometimes slowed down my reading a good deal, but it wasn't too bad.

Content Cautions: There is some gore as expected with a book dealing with war, but nothing too severe to worry about.

Over all I give the book four stars! :) Thank you, Mr. Davis, for another good series. :)

About the Author: 

Bryan Davis is the author of the following young adult fantasy series: Dragons in our Midst, Oracles of Fire, Echoes from the Edge, and Dragons of Starlight. He also wrote I Know Why the Angels dance, a contemporary novel for adults.

After laboring as a computer geek for 20 years, Bryan followed a dream to become an author. He began by writing a story to motivate his seven children to gain some excitement about writing, and that story grew into a novel. After spending the next eight years learning the craft and enduring more than 200 rejections from publishers and agents, he broke through with his best-selling series Dragons in our Midst. He is now a full-time author and lives with his wife, Susie, and their children in western Tennessee.

You can find him on FacebookTwitterGoodreads and his website! I also have an interview with him I had on the blog!

Other Books in the Series:
Dragons of Starlight Book 3: Diviner

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  1. Hi Victoria -
    Nice interview. I've met Bryan Davis several times at Christian writer's conferences. Maybe I've seen you there. Enjoyed your bio too.

    1. Hey :)
      Thank you. ^ ^ Perhaps you have. I've been attending the Florida Christian Writers Conference for four years. That's where I met him. :)
      ~Victoria ^ ^