Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Bryan Davis's Liberator ~ Reviewed

By Bryan Davis
Zondervan 2012

Review by: Michelle Griep

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 has been released, one that already has Koren in its grip. Starlighter Cassabrie harbors a secret she believes can counter the devastation being unleashed by 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 release an ancient race of dragon-like beings, making the plight of humans even more perilous. Wishing only to free the slaves and to 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 the human's last hope?

Coming in on the fourth book of a series is always a tough transition, but author Bryan Davis did a great job of brining a newbie like me up to speed. Right from the start, I felt connected to the characters of Jayson, Elyssa and Koren.

Dragons are everywhere. Some are more easily controlled than others. The old adage of “Never trust a dragon” certainly plays out in this adventurous tale. And worse, many dragons are downright cruel, starving and whipping children an spreading a deadly disease to the masses.

I really like how the themes of justice and mercy are touched on throughout the book, cultivating in a very satisfying ending.

If dragons and lots of action are what you’re craving for a summertime read, LIBERATOR is the book to toss in your beach bag.

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