At first I was a little apprehensive that the series was going to be simplistic and juvenille, but how wrong I was. Eye of the Oracle was very well written with good character development and an absolutely vast scope. The reader has a rich voice which really added a lot of feeling to the book. My only issue is that the ending was extremely compressed which felt forced (I think it is actually expanded on in the rest of the series). Overall a very worthwhile read, I can't wait for the rest of the series.
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This story is inspiring and faith promoting. The author integrates some Biblical references,but the book is by no means preachy. What sets it apart is how well the story catches interest without unnecessary sensationalism. It is clean enough to give to my kids and mature enough to keep me involved.
The only reason I gave the story 4 stars is that the end was rushed in one part so much that I had to listen to that part 4 times to grasp everything. I'm almost done with the next book, and in retrospect it was just an awkward lead in to the sequels.
Overall, I loved it and would recommend it to anyone.
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I haven't finished the book yet,I'm about 2/3 of the way through, but since there are so few reviews posted, I thought I'd review it now. Hopefully, it will encourage someone to buy it.
First of all, it is a Christian book, but it manages to not fall into to the trap of so many Christian works of coming off stiff and preachy. It reminds me of C S Lewis' work, Perelandra.
Like Lewis' Space Trilogy,(Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength) it takes biblical themes and adds them to a fantasy story that is both entertaining and inspiring. Granted, it is not as deep as those works, but it does have the same effect of bringing one into reflections on the work of redemption which is the core of the Christian belief system.
I find the personalities of the characters appealing and very well developed. The story is well thought out and sufficiently complex to keep one captive. I especially like the way that King Arthur and Merlin are brought into the story.I'm looking forward to the other books in the series.
My only complaint is that some of the later books seem to be a bit too short. I like long books to maximize my credits. After Sanderson and Jordan, 11 or 12 hours seems a short story.
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I've always loved books about dragons mythology, hobbits etc. This book makes me so much happier to hear and read fantasy with perspective of belief in The Almighty. Wish all Bryan Davis' books were audible with this particular narrator. His voice is (I can't think of the best word) but astounding for storytelling.