The Dragons Saga: The Legend of the Oceina Dragon [NOOK Book]

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Darien Oceina is the youngest son of the Great Dragon Lord of the Water. For years he's loved and cherished Tai Dawson from afar. Tai is a simple, ordinary girl who doesn't even know Darien exists. On his eighteenth birthday, he chooses her as his wife. But there’s one problem: She thinks his choice means she's going to be offered as a sacrifice to the Dragon Lord, but instead, she’s forced to move to his home, far away, to give up her life and...
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The Dragons Saga: The Legend of the Oceina Dragon

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Overview

Darien Oceina is the youngest son of the Great Dragon Lord of the Water. For years he's loved and cherished Tai Dawson from afar. Tai is a simple, ordinary girl who doesn't even know Darien exists. On his eighteenth birthday, he chooses her as his wife. But there’s one problem: She thinks his choice means she's going to be offered as a sacrifice to the Dragon Lord, but instead, she’s forced to move to his home, far away, to give up her life and be his bride.

When she first sees Darien after the ceremony, she doesn’t expect to feel anything but hatred toward him. The two are struggling with the complications of a new marriage when their nation is attacked by a rival dragon species. Together they learn to love one another while they struggle to stay one step ahead in a game where the prize is their survival.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012290632
  • Publisher: Astraea Press
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Series: The Dragons Saga , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 79,528
  • File size: 244 KB

Meet the Author

J.F. Jenkins lives in Minneapolis Minnesota with her husband, son, and two cats. She graduated from Bethel University in 2006 with a degree in Media Communication with minors in both writing and film. When she is not busy writing, she spends her free time playing games, reading, and spending time with her family.
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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    An original romanctic story about dragons!

    Wow! That's the only thing I could say after finishing the book.


    Mrs. Jenkins has created a brilliantly original story that is full of romance, mystery, powerful emotions, great characters, and dragons! This is the second series I've read about dragons, Eragon being the first. While Eragon was interesting and action filled, Legend of the Oceina is full of the love and romance that those books were missing. If you are anywhere near the romance junkie I am, this book will definitely not disappoint! I loved all the characters and could relate to them. The emotions they felt were palpable. Every detail is layed out perfectly, the dialog is great, and the descriptions are fantastic! Incredible world building, too! And have I mentioned that I love the gorgeous covor? Unfortunately, my Nook only displays it in black and white and does not do it justice.


    Another thing I love about the story is how the characters develop throughout the novel. Darien loves Tai before they ever meet, and his love for her only grows. *Swoon* Tai doesn't love Darien right off the bat. If anything, she hates him for taking her away from her old life and forcing her into their marriage. I love that Tai is strong and hardheaded at times, not in a bad way.


    I finished this book in a few hours, racing through it without bothering to check the page numbers. The ending is sweet, satisfying, and leaves you wanting more. The story is a breath of fresh air. You get the paranormal romance you've come to love, but with something different and extraordinary-the dragons. I will be eagerly awaiting the next book and am going to get my own copy of the book to read whenever I want.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    Awesome Dragon Romance! Couldn't put it down!

    Dragons are fascinating creatures of myth that eat virgin sacrifices and breath fire. Well, not really in Oceina. In this wonderful world of fantasy, Dragons are revered in religon sacred and a direct line to God. Priests and Priestesses are the only ones who can communicate with them. This tale opens to an Ociena Dragon asking the priests for a virgin sacrifice. The dragon is very particular and wants only Kai, a regular girl who is her mother's only child. Kai doesn't want to leave her mother and doesn't think it is quite the honor when the Priests come to her home and tell her she has been requested. Little does she know that through the ceremonial vows she has been wed to a shapeshifter that is a water dragon. Darien,the Ociena dragon lord, has been loving Kai from afar for 6 years. Kai has always seen the dragon flying over her but never knew he was really human part of the time. She is placed on the island as a sacrifice and passes out when Darien uses his magic to calm her fears. When she comes to she finds her handsome husband who tells her of their marriage. Kai decides she doesn't want to die a virgin and doesn't realize Darien is the dragon she fears so they consumate the marriage.

    Kai wakes up in Darien's family home in their bed. Kai is angry and outraged at being decieved and marriaged without any control over her own life. Darien is attentive, kind, and sexy. He continues to give her anything she wants in hopes that she will love him back. Kai is certainly attracted to him but doesn't want to be told what to do. Darien, as a dragon, also has powerful magic that will now transform Kai into a dragon mate so that they can produce heirs. Although Kai knows she cannot go back home without exposing the dragons secret, she is completely appalled by the lack of control she has over the situation. The romance between Kai and Darien is hot and sweet. I love the fact that Darien is so in love with Kai and will do anything to make her happy.

    Darien's family is also the leaders of the Ociena dragons. Darien's father, Orion is the leader. Darien feels like his family blames him for the loss of their mother who died in childbirth. However, there are dangerous plots and intrigue to get the power of Darien's family. Darien will have to step up and become more involved in politics than he would like. He will need all the support he can get.

    This is such a well written unique plot that I highly recommend the book especially for the price. The story immediately engages the reader and I didn't want to put it down.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    A New Breed of Dragon Lore

    I'm having a hard time rating this book. I think my rating stands between a 2.5 and 3.

    The idea behind the story was very original and creative. I really loved the idea of the dragons - shifting into human form and taking human brides. It was all very interesting and different from other stories in this genre.

    The problem I had was with the execution of the story. The writing was disjointed at times, leaving me confused and sometimes lost. The grammar and punctuation was also lacking quite often, leading to more confusion.

    The main characters, Tai and Darien, were good together. Tai is a beautiful and strong girl; Darien is a very patient boy with the best of intentions. On their own, however, they spent the better part of the book being angst-filled (more Tai than Darien), brooding (both), and overly self-judgmental (more Darien than Tai) and harsh (Tai) in the beginning. Then they flipped a switch and all those feelings of inadequateness and judgment were dropped, not to be mentioned again.

    There were definitely parts of the story that I liked, and definitely those that I didn't. I enjoyed the book more than an, "eh, it was okay" rating, but not sure if I could stand strong behind the "I liked it" (with a smile) rating overall.

    I wish the author luck and success with the saga; hopefully it just gets better with each installment.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    Val

    Omg this book was so damn awesome i couldnt put it down i wish there was a second book to darien and tai story.... but the authour wrote an excellent book!!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Great Read!

    Finished this book in a single afternoon, I couldn't put it down. Jenkins creates a world that just draws the reader in.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    Sweet and simple.

    A fast read that's sweet and simple. Definitely want to keep reading more.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Good

    Really cool and original dragon plot idea. Cant wait for the sequel

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2011

    A neverending story

    The story is good, the caraters were well develop but it feel incomplete to me. She left the story hanging. Now ending to it. A half finish story.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

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    Must Read!!!

    Every 8 years in Oceina Island the priests make a sacrifice to the great water dragon Lord Oceina. The sacrifice has to be a pure girl no older than 18 years old. If they refuse to this sacrifice the island will lose the protection the water dragons offer and will be left at the mercy of other species of dragons that are not as compassionate as they are. What the people from Oceina don't know is that the sacrifice is not what they think it is, but much more than that.

    This book is a contemporary fantasy with a mix of dragons, high school, spells etc. The author goes straight to the point without leaving out any details. I was engage from the beginning and never felt the need to take a break from the book. The characters were amazing (especially Darien) and the chemistry between Darien and Tai was romantic and funny at times. Is a fantastic and easy read.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    For anyone who LOVES DRAGONS

    Jenkins writes a superbly written exciting novel with a different take on dragons. She weaves a fantastic world around Darien, the next Oceina Dragon Lord, and his chosen bride, Tai. The way the relationship evolves between Darien and Tai is classic romanticism and beautifully told amidst betrayal, murder and mystery. This is a great introduction to the Dragons Saga and I look forward to the next installment.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Ugh

    I can't read any more of this. I admire anyone who gives writing a book the effort. Though the story line had potential the story itself came off as disconnected and dull. Sorry I spent the money on it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Love it

    Its a great book, I couldn't put it down!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Loved it

    It was amazing i couldnt put it down at all i cant wait to see if there will be another

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

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    Excellent book! Recommended for everyone!

    Absolutely loved this! I picked this up in part because I love dragons, and I wasn't disappointed. Tai and Darien are excellent characters, and it was great to watch them grow over the course of the novel. The author also did a great job of world-building and integrating dragons into the "normal society". Can't wait for the next book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

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    I enjoyed this take on dragons. It was unique and creative. Ther

    I enjoyed this take on dragons. It was unique and creative. There are four different types of dragons. They each have their own regions they govern and many different customs. There's something going on too. I'm not sure what just yet, but something is definitely stirring among the other dragon tribes. I'm glad this is a series because there is so much more I want to know about these dragons. They're pretty interesting.

    Legend of the Oceina Dragon by J.F. Jenkins was kindly provided to me by the publisher for review. The opinions are my own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    I am sorely unable to get through this book. I keep going back a

    I am sorely unable to get through this book. I keep going back and picking it up, but it is unable to hold my interest. I tried, and I'm sorry to say I just can't get through it. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Interesting storyline, too bad the characters feel short.

    This book had a lot of potential but didn't quite live up to it. The characters acted younger then I felt they needed to be. I realize they were young to be getting married but still they did get married. I probably will not be finishing the series.

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  • Posted February 3, 2013

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    I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest r

    I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. I’ve always had a thing for fantasy novels that can make your imagination soar and this one surely doesn’t disappoint. The description of the Oceina dragon is so well written that you can see their beauty with your mind’s eye. Even though there’s so romance, it’s pretty much on the backburner as Tai, struggles with her fate and Darien deals with his emotional issues and finds the closure he needs. It will be exciting to see what book two of The Dragon Saga Series brings; I guess you’ll have to wait for my review of it next week! This is definitely a 5 Star book, one I’m sure any fantasy lover will thoroughly enjoy.

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  • Posted June 21, 2012

    I didn't know what to think when I started this book. It was a g

    I didn't know what to think when I started this book. It was a gift so other than the cover I had no preconceived ideas about the story. What a nice surprise! With this book, J.F. Jenkins introduces us to a world of magic and fantasy so well that it is easy to suspend disbelief. Eighteen-year-old Darien is the chosen one, the leader of his people and he is a dragon. Tai is human and the love of his life. Thinking she's about to be sacrificed to the Dragon Lord, she wakes up to find she's married. To him. To say she has a difficult time adjusting to this fantastical world is an understatement. She doesn't trust men and believes Darien will leave her, as her father did her mother. As if Darien doesn't have enough on his plate being a new bridegroom, trouble is brewing within the different dragon tribes. Jenkins' characterization of an insecure teen boy who is forced to grow up is done well as is Tai's journey to trusting him. The next book(s) in the series should be very interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2012

    It was pretty good.

    It was good read, but pretty short for a $3 book.

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