Raising Dragons is a contemporary fantasy novel that inspires young people to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths and use them to overcome any obstacle. It is both a hair-raising, modern-day adventure and a glimpse into another world"a world of knights, dragons, and fair maidens.
A boy learns of his dragon past; a girl has known of hers for years. They combine their faith, courage, and love to overcome evil, a slayer who seeks to bring an end to dragon heritage, forever.
The kids at school call Billy "Dragon Breath" for good reason. His breath is bad! It isn't the normal, morning-mouth bad; it's the hot-as-fire, "don't-you-dare-get-near-me" bad. Trouble erupts when his hot breath sets off the fire sprinklers in the boys' restroom at school, and his parents learn that they've kept their secret for too long.
Billy finally discovers the secret. His father was once a dragon! Now that's a piece of news a guy doesn't deal with every day! Billy feels betrayed, alien, lost. When the dragon slayer traps him on a cold mountaintop in West Virginia, Billy learns to battle with weapons of steel and spirit while relying on a power he doesn't understand, a power that helps him learn to trust again.
Bonnie, an orphan, tries to find a home, someone to love her, even though she feels like a freak because of a body feature that she calls a deformity. But this unusual feature becomes a life-saving attribute as she discovers that her love for others and her faith in a creator hold the answers she's looking for.
Raising Dragons| Posted June 30, 2013 Raising Dragons left you with a good feeling. I honestly was not a fan of books with mythical creatures, but after reading this my opinion totally changed. They integrated the mythical elements into this book perfectly without overpowering our modern world. I thought that the friendship Bonnie and Billy developed was really sweet.There are some tense, exciting, and even a few scary moments in the book, but they seemed balanced perfectly, and anything bad that happened seemed to turn out just okay by the end. I certainly recommend you read this book.
The series Dragons in our Midst is wonderful. You must read it. I loved all the books, but they build up to the best. While this is an enjoyable book, I felt like I didn't appreciate it as much until I read the rest of the series. While you could just read this book alone, you're missing out on all the other amazing stuff that goes on. I strongly urge reading the rest, even if this book isn't your favorite. It will be by the time you finish the series. It was such a good book!!!!
Values| Posted May 20, 2011
I love the way he stands for his beliefs in this book and how Billy is willing to sacrifice himself for Bonnie. Walter, my favorite character, is willing to fight and search to the end for his friend (Thats true loyalty). And that's why I love this book because of the values it teaches.
Okay| Posted March 18, 2008
This book was pretty good, the plot was a little cliche and the character's names weren't chosen very well but the characters themselves are very amusing and interesting. The message is also good. So, I thought it was okay, maybe you'll really like it.