Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CSFF: Starlighter by Bryan Davis

Song Stuck on the Brain: New Divide covered by Gavin Mikhail

This week the CSFF is touring:

Book 1 in Dragons of Starlight



Reading Bryan Davis work is like eating chocolate. Addictive, a little intoxicating and makes you feel downright wonderful. Besides Donita K. Paul, Bryan is my second favorite fantasy writer. His creativity knows no bounds and I feel like a little kid every time I see a new book - I have a strong urge to giggle and jump up and down. Starlighter was certainly not an exception. I waited for my review copy anxiously and once I had it in hand, I dove right in.

Bryan deftly wove two stories in to one, bringing Jason's and Koren's worlds together in a fast paced, seamless tale of adventure and bravery. I can hardly wait for the next book.


Jason is an excellent swordsman who grew up pretending to slay dragons with his older brother. There have long been rumors of dragons stealing people to another realm and enslaving them, but Jason did not believe the myths. Now, both his brothers are missing, and it turns out that dragons really exist. Jason journeys to find the portal to this mysterious realm in order to rescue his brothers and free the slaves. Meanwhile, a slave girl named Koren has long thought that the myths about a planet where humans are free was a myth. She dreams of freedom but because she is a Starlighter, a powerful visionary, the dragons will never set her free. Told in alternating chapters, Koren's and Jason's stories merge as both use their gifts to battle the dragons and liberate the captives. Both are strong characters who readers will root for from the very beginning. The first in a planned four-book series, there is just enough of a resolution to satisfy readers, yet leave them eager for book two.


Bryan Davis is the author of the Dragons in Our Midst and Oracles of Fire series, contemporary/fantasy books for young adults. The first book, Raising Dragons, was released in July of 2004, followed by The Candlestone, Circles of Seven, and Tears of a Dragon. Eye of the Oracle launched the Oracles of Fire series and hit number one on the CBA Young Adult best-seller list in January of 2007.

Bryan is the author of several other works including The Image of a Father (AMG) and Spit and Polish for Husbands (AMG), and four books in the Arch Books series: The Story of Jesus’ Baptism and Temptation, The Day Jesus Died, The Story of the Empty Tomb (over 100,000 sold), and Jacob’s Dream.

For more information about Bryan's other books, Click Here for his author website.

Bryan lives in Western Tennessee with his wife, Susie, and their children. Bryan and Susie have homeschooled their four girls and three boys.

Bryan was born in 1958 and grew up in the eastern U.S. From the time he taught himself how to read before school age, through his seminary years and beyond, he has demonstrated a passion for the written word, reading and writing in many disciplines and genres, including theology, fiction, devotionals, poetry, and humor.

Bryan is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.S. in Industrial Engineering). In high school, he was valedictorian of his class and won various academic awards. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and voted Most Likely to Succeed.

He continues to expand his writing education by teaching at relevant writing conferences and conventions. Although he is now a full time writer, Bryan was a computer professional for over 20 years.

Be sure to check out the other tour members blogs as well:

Brandon Barr
Beckie Burnham
Jeff Chapman
R. L. Copple
CSFF Blog Tour
Stacey Dale
D. G. D. Davidson
Jeff Draper
Andrea Graham
Tori Greene
Nikole Hahn
Ryan Heart
Becky Jesse
Cris Jesse
Jason Joyner
Carol Keen
Krystine Kercher
Dawn King
Jane Maritz
Rebecca LuElla Miller
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul
Crista Richey
Chawna Schroeder
Rachel Starr Thomson
Steve Trower
Fred Warren
Dona Watson
Phyllis Wheeler
Jill Williamson
KM Wilsher


Bryan Davis said...


Thank you for participating in the blog tour. I'm glad you enjoyed Starlighter.

The second book in the YA series, Warrior, should be out in January.

The first book in the adult series, Masters & Slayers, should be out in September.

April Erwin said...

That's fantastic Bryan. I look forward to reading them. My nephew will be excited too. :)