Saturday, August 6, 2011

PR Special Edition (49): J.F. Jenkins Guest Post!

Poisoned Rationality Special  Edition

Welcome to another Poisoned Rationality Special Edition!   Today we have J.F. Jenkins, author of The Dragons Saga!  Make sure to check out my review of Legend of the Oceina Dragon as well!

Synopsis:  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.


Some of my favorite books:

The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova. Why? Because I've just never read anything like this. It's all about the historical evidence of Dracula. It's fiction, but a lot of research went into this book that makes it feel so very real. Parts of it read like a thesis paper. I've never read anything like it before. It stretched my intelligence and imagination in a whole new way.

Johnathan Strange and Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke. Why? This book was also uniquely written. The author created a whole new world of fantasy and a history to go with that world. So much so to the point where there are footnotes at the bottom of just about every page detailing fake books and events that make the story feel like it has some real credibility. The story has so many interesting plot turns. It's definitely a beast in size and it took a long time for me to get through it, but I loved every page.

The Stand – Stephen King. Why? I love the situations King puts his characters in. In fact, I believe he's said that's how he writes his stories. He takes a character and puts them in a situation, and it's all about how they react. Each character is different and he can paint his bad guys in a way where you feel sympathy for them. Every one of his characters has a soul.

What you'll find on my shelf:

  • The entire Pendragon Series by DJ MacHale.
  • The entire Last Apprentice Series by Joseph Delaney
  • The Wicked Lovely Series by Melissa Marr
  • The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
  • The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
  • Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King
  • The Ghallager Girls Series by Ally Carter
  • and many many more.

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