AUTHOR: Sara Davison
PUBLISHER: Asberry Lane
The year is 2054. As the world descends into chaos around them and Christians in Canada and around the world face tighter and tighter restrictions, Jesse and Meryn wage a battle against forces of darkness--both physical and spiritual. They face the threat of being ripped apart forever as Gallagher closes in on his favorite target. Jesse’s life hangs in the balance.
Jesse, Meryn, and all believers must decide if their faith is strong enough to carry them through these dark days, or if the cost of declaring allegiance to Jesus Christ is just too high.
No one in the army can find out that Captain Jesse Christensen has become a believer. He and bookstore owner Meryn O’Reilly are forced to meet in secret, facing imprisonment or worse if they are found together. Their relationship deepens, but so does Lieutenant Gallagher’s hatred for the Christians in their city. As Gallagher’s power grows, it becomes clear that his connections go much further up the chain of command than anyone realized, putting all believers, especially Jesse, in extreme danger.
Meryn wants to give her heart to Jesse fully, but her past holds her back. Although circumstances conspire to keep her silent, she needs to tell him her secret. When he finds out what she has been keeping from him, nothing will stand between them anymore.
Or nothing will ever be the same.
A word of warning: This series is a trilogy, so The Dragon Roars is not meant to be a standalone. As a matter of fact, reading Sara Davison’s first book of the trilogy, The End Begins, is a commitment to read all three books. These stories will not let you go!
The tension and danger continue for Jesse, Meryn, her family, and all Christians in this too-realistic novel. As the enemies of Jesus Christ gain power, faith is purified and love is a rare and precious treasure. There were times, in reading this story, I had to take a break to allow my heart rate to settle. At other times, I smiled (sometimes through tears) at the innocence and pure faith of the two young children of this tight-knit group.
Sara Davison’s writing is powerful, her message timely. She eloquently portrays both the devastation of evil and the wondrous power of Almighty God. The Dragon Roars earns four and a half stars. Definitely recommended.