Mighty dragons, magical elves, mystical witches, and a strong heroine determined to save their world.
"If you love dragons, elves, and all the hallmarks of fantasy adventure, you'll love this continuing saga." ★★★★★
A year has passed since the Tanaan dragon Jaax and his human ward, Jahrra, came to live within the protected boundaries of Lidien, the great City of Light. But even the safest places in Ethöes can harbor enemies, and one cannot hide from one's fate forever.
At the onset of yet another departure, Jahrra realizes there is more to this next step in her journey than she previously thought. With Lidien fading in the distance, she understands she is finally leaving behind not just her friends, but also her childhood and a life once filled with dreams and illusions of safety and love. The road ahead is perilous, and Jahrra knows she will face many trials before coming to stand before her destiny. With each passing day, the threat of the Crimson King grows stronger, and Jaax and their allies will need the help of the legendary Creecemind dragons if they wish to overthrow their common enemy.
Before they can present their case before the king of the Creecemind, however, Jahrra and her Tanaan guardian must make a perilous journey north through the mountains, where danger and uncertainty lurks in every crevasse and behind the face of everyone they meet. Their trust in others must be bartered carefully, for the Tyrant's influence stretches far and wide. And even if they do reach Nimbronia, the frozen City in the Clouds, their troubles may not be over. If the king of the ice dragons cannot be convinced to join their cause, then their fate, and the fate of Ethöes, may very well be sealed in sorrow and defeat.
|Publisher:||Jenna Elizabeth Johnson|
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About the Author
Jenna Elizabeth Johnson is a best-selling, multi-award winning author of Fantasy and Young Adult Paranormal Romance. Jenna 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 has a degree in Art Practice with an emphasis in Celtic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. She now draws much of her insight from the myths and legends of ancient Ireland to help set the theme for her books. Besides writing and drawing, Miss Johnson enjoys reading, gardening, camping and hiking. In her free time she also practices the art of long sword combat and traditional archery.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Of all the previous books, I'm glad we are finally getting to see some action and see Jahrra put some of her training to the test. While reading these stories it's easy to forget that Jahrra herself is only just coming into adulthood (she's 18), so when reading this book we get to see more of Jahrra coming into herself and dealing with issues like first crushes and challenging an authority figure (parent/guardian). She also understands that people will do whatever necessary to get the power they believe they deserve, but she's never actually experienced betrayal until now. Jahrra has really grown into herself more and more has her journey proceeds closer to gathering allies. She's really starting to understand her importance and put her trust more in her guardian to try and build a successful friendship. Once Jahrra and her little group finally reach Nimbronia will they finally be able to convince the Ice King to join their cause?
Well written. Interesting plot and characters. Next story a must read. Great job. Please keep writing. MR.
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite The Legend of Oescienne continues with The Ascending by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson. Book 4 starts in the Hrunahn Mountains of the west, where Boriahs, servant of the Crimson King, reluctantly has to report to his Master about his failure to capture Jahrra and her dragon guardian once again. The Crimson King is losing patience, but Boriahs’ life is spared as he’s too valuable to him. Jahrra and her companions are never out of danger as they do their best to stay ahead of the enemies. There’s more action in Book 4 when the young ward’s fighting skill is greatly tested. The pace of the plot is moderate, similar to its predecessors. Jahrra is now eighteen years old and a bit more prudent on what it is expected of her. I favor Dervit the limbit, who’s a great addition to the traveling group. He’s small and shy but brave, intuitive and kind, and successfully earned respect from Jaax and the others as a valuable member. Another favorite character of mine, Denaeh, never fails to amaze me with her tenacity, and she’s a crucial element in the ending of Book 4. Johnson does a solid job with this latest installment in the series. I’m pleased to follow Jaax and Jahrra’s journey again and meet new characters. The Ascending is not a standalone, so reading its predecessors will give a much better perspective on the plot, the protagonists, and the world building for readers who are new to this dragon-themed fantasy series. All in all, a good read.
If you are looking for a series to read, this is the one!!!! I swear every book gets better and cannot wait for the next book!!!! Thanks Jenna for your series :)