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The Legend of Oescienne - The Beginning (Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Jenna Elizabeth Johnson
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Book Description

Twelve years have passed since Jahrra arrived in Oescienne and became the responsibility of the old Korli dragon Hroombra; yet much can happen in twelve years. So far, Jahrra’s life has been filled with adventure, danger, friendship and even loss. Despite what she has learned in school and what she has learned from life, she has no idea that she is in fact human, a child of the race that has been absent from the world of Ethöes for five long centuries . . .
But the girl’s identity must be kept secret, even from Jahrra herself, for if the Tyrant King of the East knew of her existence all would be lost. And as time goes by those responsible for the young human girl grow anxious and cautious, for there is evidence of an unknown danger in their midst; a danger they cannot see or hear, but one they can sense like a bad omen.
As Jahrra continues to grow and learn about the world around her, facing personal dangers, challenges and enemies of her own, she will become aware of the prophecy that she is meant to fulfill and what she must sacrifice in order to survive what lies ahead.

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    About the Author

    Jenna Elizabeth Johnson grew up and still resides on the Central Coast of California. She later received a BA in Art Practice with a minor in Celtic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. It was during her time in college that she decided to begin her first novel. She has drawn inspiration for her book not only from the landscape of her home town, but also from such works as Beowulf, The Mabinogi and The Second Battle of Maige Tuired. Besides writing and drawing, Miss Johnson enjoys reading, gardening, camping and hiking. She also loves animals and bird watching and has many bird feeders set up in her garden at home. She currently works as a teacher's aid at a local elementary school, but in her spare time she continues to work on her many book projects.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 642 KB
    • Print Length: 570 pages
    • Publisher: CreateSpace; First edition (25 May 2010)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B003OICBMA
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #281,795 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Jenna Elizabeth Johnson grew up and still resides on the Central Coast of California, a place she finds as magical and enchanting as the worlds she creates.

    Miss Johnson received a BA in Art Practice with a minor in Celtic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. It was during her time in college that she decided to begin her first novel, 'The Legend of Oescienne - The Finding'. Reading such works as Beowulf, The Mabinogi and The Second Battle of Maige Tuired in her Scandinavian and Celtic Studies courses finally inspired her to start writing down her own tales of adventure and fantasy.

    Miss Johnson also enjoys creating the many images and maps for her various worlds. Besides writing and drawing, she is often found reading, gardening, camping, hiking and bird watching.

    Jenna Elizabeth Johnson is currently working on her second book in the 'Oescienne' series entitled 'The Beginning'. For more on the author and her books, and for contact information and to sign up for the author's newsletter, visit: www.jennaelizabethjohnson.com or send an email to: authorjejohnson@gmail.com

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    3.0 out of 5 stars Good reading 30 Aug. 2013
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    I enjoyed this story and could not wait to read the next book in the series, I found it a very good read
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 July 2014
    By kym
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    Great dragon fantasy series. Probably meant for YA, but I'm over 30 and loved it
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    Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  26 reviews
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars When is the next book out?! 3 July 2010
    By Susan Trombley - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    After reading the first book in the series I was pleased by the author's writing and the engaging characters that she has created. I made it a point to purchase this second book and I am glad that I did. This book continues with the story of Jahrra, the only human being remaining in a world populated by dragons, elves and a variety of other creatures. While Jahrra has matured greatly in this second book, so too has the writer's skill. While the first book in the series was well written, the evocative language in this book as well as the character development truly swept me into the world the author has created. I have read an uncountable number of books in my lifetime and I can honestly recommend this book as an example of some of the best writing out there. If you miss out on this book because it is not "commercial" like some others, you are missing out on a rich and inviting world to sink into. I cannot wait until the next book comes out!

    As for what the book is about, I would probably still characterize it as "young adult" although I, as an adult, found it very interesting and not over-simplified as many YA books seem to be. Mainly, the character, Jahrra is in the young adult age range and many of her trials in this book involve coming-of-age. The fantasy in the book is there but melds subtly into the world rather than existing as a formulaic mash-up of predictable elements. My only real complaint is that I have to wait for the next book to find out more about characters I have grown to care about!
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Greatness often Overlooked..... 6 Dec. 2010
    By like a boss 1 - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Many people are great.The few great people that have been honored are the most remembered.Yet the people that should be honored are backstage making it all happe.These extraordinarily talented people are overlooked as is my teacher Miss. Johnson.She has dedicated this book to me and my sister and modedeled the land of Oescienne on the Cenrtral Coast of California.She deserves a standing ovation.
    3.0 out of 5 stars An enchanting series' weakest point. 26 Sept. 2014
    By Caelis - Published on Amazon.com
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    I'm enjoying this series, enough that it's in my "check for sequels" folder on my kindle. Very old school fantasy in some ways, with a slower pace and more back story than you'd usually find in YA, so be warned ye of short attention span. I found it quite enchanting, delving into a fantasy world that is actually epic fantasy, rather than the cop out urban and paranormal fantasy that abounds at the moment (yes, I read and can enjoy both those genres, but you have to admit, epic fantasy deserves more credit). Before coming across this series, I was in an epic fantasy slump, hasn't found anything that interested me in some time, but this series reawakened my love of a good fantasy world and reminded me why I love the genre.

    This particular book is the weakest point of the series, where the overall story isn't advanced as much as I'd have liked and Jahrra as a character seems to have regressed a bit. Early on, she acted like a child, which is fine - she was a child - but it wasn't grating. She's a bit older, now, and you'd expect her to act like it. Mostly, she doesn't. This ruined my enjoyment of the world a bit. Jaax is my favourite character, and he and his wonderful mystery redeemed Jahrra's brattiness enough that I still enjoyed the book, and was happy to continue on to book 3.
    3.0 out of 5 stars What a huge disappointment 1 Dec. 2014
    By Starleaf - Published on Amazon.com
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    I was so engaged by the Faelohren series, that when I finished that I was anxious to pick up a new story by this author. What a let down - it's like it's not even written by the same person. Whereas the Faelorhen series was, I believe, written with young adults in mind, I am far, far past young adult and found the series an excellent read.
    But this series - this is written for children of no more than 12 or 13. Jahrra may be the only hope of this world, Etheos, but she is a sneaky, lying, deceptive little twit who does not deserve all the effort being put out for education and training. She's being trained to kill people, but this is totally glossed over. She has no idea she is the world's last hope and so she goes about her boring, angst-ridden little life, always hiding what she does and with who so those in charge of her have no idea the messes she gets herself into. And they are big, adult messes perpetrated by a clueless little girl. There are never any repercussions for her actions - she gets away with everything.
    If these books are for young readers, all this is teaching them is to lie to those responsible for you. To take terrible risks just to see what will happen and then skate away from them all unharmed. It's just ridiculous.
    5.0 out of 5 stars A tale as powerful as those told by Bards around a fire or sung in ballades 27 Dec. 2014
    By Born To Read - Published on Amazon.com
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    # 2 in the series " The Legend of Oscienne" . We have been introduced to a baby human girl growing up with Nesnan parents and then with a master dragon in the previous book.
    Book # 2 show us her pre-teenage years and teenage years making indelible friendships with Raisi children, a sorceress, enemies in other Raisi children, and building up her strength and intelligence thanks to a very strict training in the art of defense/attack and the world of the old language of dragons.

    It is not difficult to get engrossed in the story, just requires reading it one page at a time, and living through a world of magic opening up...
    Fresh read, easy to identify to and love characters, building up of excitement and jubilation event after event.

    At the end of this book, Jarrhaa loses her precious guardian dragon, discovers her true identity and her destiny to save the world from an old tyranny, and leaves her childhood behind by going into hiding with the "young" centenarian dragon Raejaarxorix.
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