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The Beginning: The Legend of Oescienne (Book Two) Kindle Edition
"This series, about a girl's life and role as a ward of dragons, rivals Harry Potter in scope. I loved it!" ★★★★★
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.
About the Author
- ASIN : B003OICBMA
- Publisher : CreateSpace; 1st edition (May 25, 2010)
- Publication date : May 25, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 1330 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 577 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #396,475 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Top reviews from the United States
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The only thing I wasn't impressed with was the main characters development. She continues to act like a selfish little girl, that thinks it is ok to lie to get her way. Plus she thinks her pride is so important, ever heard "pride cometh before a fall." I don't think I would want my kid to read this and think that the behavior is ok.
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.
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.
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!
Top reviews from other countries
Like book one, the story unfolds at a leisurely pace. I again skimmed over some passages to get to the action.
Hint. There is a section at the end of the book about pronunciation of the rather interesting names. Wish I had found it earlier as inventing my own sometimes spoiled the flow!