Apr 14, 2011 Cobra10chief rated it - "If you like dragons, magic, and stories with lots and lots of characters, you have to read this book! I visited the website and was pumped to see that this is going to be a saga! I hope the next installment doesn't take long to come out."

Jun 23, 2011 David Richardson rated it - "I received this book for free from the Goodreads first read giveaway. Follow a group of children as they grow up and experience all the problems that kids have. But they also have the problem of possesing supernatural powers. Throw in two groups of powerful Dragons that want to control them and you have the makings of a story that could last for many books."

June 15, 2011
By KMP -
"Growing up I was never a huge fan of reading. I would always start a book and never finished it. The first books I ever enjoyed was the Harry Potter books, and I haven't read anything since the last book came out. B. Pine's book however has changed reading for me yet again! This book has everything I love in it, and it's hard to put it down even when your eyes are tired!

If your a fan of adventure and fantasy I STRONGLY suggest you pick up a copy, you will not be disappointed!!!"


View Book Trailer for Familiar Origins below.


Author Reading at BaltiCon 2012 - Familiar Origins





Eight Children. Sixteen Dragons. A World at stake.

Paperback: 438pgs Publisher: Silver Leaf Books ISBN: 978-1-60975-031-2

Synopsis- Familiar Origins

In a universe where dragons are supreme sentient beings, divination rituals and knowledge of human magical evolution has led to the belief that eight humans will be born with extraordinary supernatural abilities that will give them the power to challenge dragons. Divided into two factions-the Draca Debellos: conquerors of worlds to fuel their powerful magic, and the Draca Tueri: protectors of the worlds and their sentient beings-they tirelessly search for these gifted children to train and bond with to help in their eternal struggle and attempt to end their tenuous deadlock.Both sides are aware of how dangerously powerful they are due to their understanding and mastery of nature, magic, and science; following a rigid code of conduct. But they are also aware that their Creator has worked into the nature of the universe an anomaly-a balancing feature that can lead to the extinction of the entire dragon race. The key to overcoming the balance between Draca and the key to victory lies in the existence of these eight special humans. These humans have different combinations of powers based on the existing types of magic-psychic talents, spellcasting abilities, spiritual summoning, and elemental control. Beyond their magical abilities, what makes these eight particular humans so special is their unique ability to bond with dragons in a way that could provide both dragon and human with powers and benefits yet unknown by either race. Both Draca factions wish for nothing more than to bond with one of these special humans and tilt the balance of power in their favor. After centuries of searching and waiting, these eight predestined humans have now all been born-humans with the power to challenge the Draca and hold the fate of the world within their hearts and minds.Follow the adventures, struggles, and development of these humans who have their innocence shattered at a tender age while trying to learn to live under the influence of powerful beings wishing to use them for their own ends, and growing up in a world of tragedy and horror, betrayal and deception.




by Fay-Bay Books

"'Familiar Origins' is the first installment in 'The Draca Wards Saga'. B. Pine has done an amazing job of creating a new world, with unforgettable characters. 'Familiar Origins' is one of those books that grabs you from the first page, pulls you in, and keeps you there. I mean, what more could you ask for? Magic, shape shifting, dragons, warriors, epic battles. This book has a little bit of everything that turns a good book into a great book!

Normally, I would break down the book a little here and talk about the main character. Unfortunately, there are quite a few main characters and they are all so unique and dominant in their own way, that it's hard to break them down in a quick, sentence long synopsis. I will mention a few of my favorites. One of the characters in the book is Ben. Ben is completely in love with Princess Jania but he can't tell her. Because she's a princess and he's a nobody? Because they are mage partners? Because they are stuck sitting beside each other in class for the next 7 years? I mean, pick one! lol. He's distraught over the whole thing. I also really liked Rohen. He has one of the more tragic, heartbreaking stories in the book. His story was what pulled me initially and made me gasp in shock from the beginning.

Basically, the book is centralized around the academy. All the Wards (the kids like Rohen and Ben) end up going to the academy to hone in on a particular skill. At the Academy the children can become Healers, a Mage, a Scout. There's a lot of possibility. But, they also have special powers, if you will, that make them unique. Like the ability to use night vision, visit the astral plane, sense magic users and other people near them.

I loved 'Familiar Origins' from start to finish. There wasn't anything that I disliked about it...except that it had to end! I'm anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. I can't wait to find out more about the Draca Wards, and the Dragons. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter series, then you will definitely love 'Familiar Origins' so make sure you pick it up and check it out." - Fay-Bays Books

To Read Fay-Bays Interview with B. Pine visit the link below: