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The Bones of Makaidos

(Oracles of Fire #4)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  1,322 ratings  ·  41 reviews
    A wall of fire protects the inexperienced villagers of Second Eden from a planned invasion of dragons and Nephilim, but how long will the flames last? Billy, Walter, Ashley, Elam, and the faithful dragons help the people prepare, but they are woefully outnumbered and will have to go back to Earth and recruit the humans who have the ability to revert to their former dra
Paperback, 674 pages
Published March 9th 2009 by Living Ink Books
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Tracey Dyck
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
(Second or third read.)

This book. It’s one of my favorites EVER. I don’t know how to begin reviewing it, so let’s go with the old likes/dislikes.


-How about EVERYTHING.
-Pretty much all the DIOM characters return and form an epic army.
-Abaddon’s alliteration.
-The Maid’s uplifting speech.
-Semiramis adds the perfect tension every time she’s around.
-Everything is intense and so many people get hurt! The stakes are especially high in this one.
-Beautiful, brilliant themes of sacrificial lo
Kate (theshortone)
Apr 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite book ever! That is saying a lot for me 'cause I love books I can read 400 paged books in one day. If i had to read one book only for the rest of my life, it would be this one.
Sep 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The Bones of Makaidos may be my favorite book of all time. It is full of epic battles, a touching romance, fiery trials, and the answer to the questions of many: What is an Oracle of Fire? The beautiful wedding reveals the benefits of purity, as the virgin bride and child of doubt come before the alter to join hands in marriage. Friends separated by time, distance, and even different dimensions are reunited. It offered a magnificent conclusion, with a “Happily Ever After” feel, yet emitted a bit ...more
Sep 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The Bones of Makaidos won the 2010 Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction, and it definitely deserves the hype! This fast-paced conclusion to the Oracles of Fire series is quite honestly my favorite of Bryan Davis’s books. It’s masterfully written, and the pages flew by at a breakneck pace! I couldn’t wait to find out what happens! It’s been amazing to journey with these characters through their trials and adventures, and this book brings those adventures to a stunning, exciting, ...more
"Bones of Makaidos" is the final book in the Oracles of Fire series. The book picks up with the most of the main characters in second Eden. The rest are in the earth where Sapphira and Elam grew up. In second Eden Billy and Walter have been going on missions to take out potential threats while the people of second Eden prepare for war. While on a mission Walter is critically injured scaring everybody but he eventually survives. Bonny is captured by Devin despite of the Shiloh being a hoax to pro ...more
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow. It was the most beautiful ending to any series I have ever read in my life. It seemed completed, like every loose end was tied up. It was incredibly satisfying.
The characters felt real during this book. They felt more alive than ever before, and had real emotions. I cried throughout the whole book. It was truly amazing.
I also loved how much more mature this book seemed compared to the others. It seemed so much stronger, and I was left completely happy. It's possibly the best book I've ever
Nov 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing book! The plot was excellent, it makes you come alive with the characters! I read this book in like 2 days it was so good! You wont be disappointed by reading this book! EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXCELLENT ending!
It's kinda sad because you know it's going to end, but you also feel happy at the same time because of the ending. :)
Thanks Mr. Davis for making me learn to love reading!
Yoru || ~Cyanide Latte~
Suzannah Seerden
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This one i was jumping up and down . what was going to happen next and it has a wonderful ending.
Andrew Gross
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Bryan Davis' The Bones of Makaidos is a compelling novel that drags the reader into the story and gives them new renditions of the ways people should act and feel.

A theme in this book is that waiting is not to be despised, but to be loved for the challenges that it presents. The author gives perspectives of many of the main characters. You see from the eyes of the good and the evil characters. He gives you just enough information to force you to long to read the next page, and then the one after
Jul 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The climax of the eight book series and sequel series. I don't know what to say about the plot actually. It was fast-paced as usual. Exciting and original. But those are just adjectives. It certainly was a great way to end the series, though. After reading it I simply can't put my reactions to word.
there is only one thing I remember having trouble with in this book. At the half-way point in the book you really have to force yourself through. It is just really dry. The first two chapters in the s
Mar 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
This book is literally one that I did not want to put down. Being in college, it was so hard to set it aside and do my homework, but once all my other obligations were taken care of, I picked this book up and just devoured it with my mind.

At first, I was not sure if I liked how there were so many characters to follow, so many story-lines, but in the end, Mr. Davis reveals how powerful a story he created. You get caught up in the lives of these fictional characters. I laughed, I cried, I wanted
Nov 07, 2010 rated it did not like it
I started this book confident that I would love it. I couldn't see why I wouldn't--it was about two and a half inches thick, and was the conclusion of the series, so I was sure that it would be epically amazing. Well, it certainly was an epic, but not in the amazing way.
I was seriously disappointed.
I hoped that everything that I hadn't really understood in the past books would make sense in this one. No such luck. The storytelling was fine, as usual, but it just went on and on and on. Before l
Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Bones of Makaidos is a stunning epic, and my favorite of all the books. Are Heroes have been training for four long years to meet the enemies army that seeks to destroy Second Eden. Are heroes have all grown up faster in Second Eden, and Bonnie and Sapphira find themselves in a realm that they never knew existed, the lowest realm of all The Valley of Souls, where these souls await resurrection to life, and the only way to get out alive is to be consumed by fire. Sapphira and Bonnie under go ...more
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Bones of Makaidos (by Bryan Davis) is a fantasy-christian novel from the series of Oracles of Fire.
The book is about Billy Bannister, Bonnie Silver, Ashley Stalworth, Walter Foley, and Sapphira Adi; five young adults who's mission is to save Second Eden, a peaceful uncorrupted world in a different dimension. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good chase, and all the events leading to one epic finale in the ending. However, I would suggest reading the rest of the series first.
Completely and unutterably fantastic. I could go on for a long while about how much I love Bryan Davis' writing, his characters, his stories, his creativity, his message, his melding of history and contemporary fantasy, his poetry...but suffice it to say that Dragons In Our Midst and Oracles of Fire are hands-down two of my favorite series of all time, and I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation. Bryan Davis has just about the best handle on character development I've ever seen. The ...more
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
this book is super long. it's 676 pages and it's really two books in one binding. I finished the first part of the book and started the "part two" and what do you know, it's four years later and the teen age characters are now adults. now I call that cheating! you skip a lot and it doesn't even seem right considering in part one they were getting ready for a war that was going to break out SOON but it took four years for it to actually happen and then you've got these other characters that are t ...more
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-books-ever
I absolutely fell in love with Bryan Davis's writing from the moment I picked up the first book he wrote. The way he can tell a story and make you feel like you could just dive right in is amazing. And the stories themselves are so convincing, it was almost as if this were an everyday occurance for these kids. I've read these books a million times and I get something more out of it each time I read. As I get more knowledge, the books have more meaning. I actually got the rare chance to sit and h ...more
Drew Conners
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was one of the greatest finale books I have ever read. Every character has their own unique and specific arc that shapes their character into these battle-ready adults who are willing to take down anything in their path to protect their loved ones. The ending was very satisfying, and it is on my Top Reading List, as well as the other books in the series (obviously). In terms of anything bad, there is a character that comes back after being thought dead, and it really is annoying to see ...more
Nov 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
After reading "Last of the Nephilim" I didn't think that Bryan Davis could get any better. I WAS WRONG!!! This book was the best ending I could have asked for. It brought complete closure to the series. It was a bittersweet feeling though. It felt that I was losing the friends that I have spent the last 5 or so years getting to know. This is definitely a top book for my MUST RECOMMEND list. I will definitely be reading this over and over again for years to come. It applies to all aspects of life ...more
I appreciate this book more every time I read it. Davis is truly a master, creating an epic tale of the battle between good and evil that, despite its incredible scope, still manages to touch me on a very personal level. The characters, story, and ever-rising stakes keep me turning the pages (even when I ought to be sleeping or doing schoolwork), and the beautifully presented spiritual truths inspire my soul.
May 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was really drawn in and they closed all the character arcs in a way that left the reader satisfied. It was a lovely story which offered me some insight to my best friend's childhood. Perhaps I would have fallen head over heels in love with it if I'd read it when I was younger, but it was still a good book. The characters were especially lovely.
Sep 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I waited a long time to read this book, but let me tell you, it was well worth the wait! The Bones of Makaidos is a beautiful end to one of the best series of books I've ever read. I loved the character development and the overall balance this book has, it's truly amazing. Bryan Davis has done such a fabulous job with these books, I highly recommend them to everyone!
Marybeth Taylor
Dec 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
oh this was SO good! i love all the spiritual stuff in it. thanks bryan davis, it was great-although a littlr confusing at parts, though that ny be due to me stopping in the middle of the series-well the next book wasn't out..--so yeah, if you haven't read this and i know you, and you aren't reading anything else... well read it!
Warren Duke
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
this book was full of adventurer and action full of info about god and king Arthur there is also a bit of romance in it for the women and a bunch of stuff about sword and stuff for the guys... this is four years after billy landed in second Eden and is looking for a way to bring the former dragons to second Eden
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any Christian Fantasy Lover
The theme of "sacrificing to save others" is a bit overdone in this book, but there are plenty of good things to balance that and merit this book 5 stars. The second chance for the descisions at the end of "Tears of a Dragon" helped immensly.
Jan 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I love it! This book combines intense scenes, fearless fighting, and wonderful relationships and characters. After building up for seven books, there isn't anything that I would change. With beautiful writing and characters who are so relatable, this book is easily my favorite!
Sep 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
A great conclusion to the series, loved it.
Nov 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who have already read the other books in the series
Shelves: have
fantastic end to the series. it was slower, but that worked perfectly for me. i'm trying to learn to read slower. The end was fantastic.
Eli Duval
Oct 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A stunning end to the Oracles of Fire series. The fiery wall of Abraham is dying out and a final battle is brewing. An amazing end.
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Bryan Davis is the author several speculative-fiction series, including Dragons in Our Midst, Oracles of Fire, Children of the Bard, The Reapers Trilogy, The Time Echoes Trilogy, Tales of Starlight, and Dragons of Starlight.

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

Bryan was born in 1958 and grew up in the eastern U.S.

Other books in the series

Oracles of Fire (5 books)
  • Eye of the Oracle (Oracles of Fire, #1)
  • Maiden Flight
  • Enoch's Ghost (Oracles of Fire, #2)
  • Last of the Nephilim (Oracles of Fire, #3)
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