Monday, April 8, 2013

Legend of the Touched by JF Jenkins


Blurb:
Darien and Tai Oceina have not been married for long, but already they have one of the most complicated relationships and it hasn’t even been a year yet. He is the leader of a nation and a dragon. She is carrying their first child who is supposed to be “the answer”. As Darien dives further into the politics of his people, a wedge is driven deeper between him and his wife.

Twin brothers Jason and Matthias Inero were always inseparable. For the first time in their lives they are apart from each other. Matt continues to do the will of their father, the corrupted Dragon Lord of the Inero, while Jason has fled with his bride to an island where he can forget about everything. Or try to. Being possessed by a demon makes that hard to achieve, and as the creature fights to control his body, Jason discovers a lot of shocking truths about his lineage and destiny.

The two worlds of fire and water collide as both dragon tribes prepare for war with the other. Matthias is determined to crush Darien’s people. Only an ancient spell will give Darien enough power to fight back and have any hope at winning. The spell is complicated however and requires all four dragon tribes to work together in harmony. Something that is a lot easier said than done.

Jewelz Review:
I think Legend of the Touched may be my favorite of the Dragon Saga so far. While I enjoyed the first two books and could hardly put them down, this third installment reached a climax that had been building throughout the series.

In Legend of the Touched, we follow both the Oceina Dragons and the Inero Dragons. The chapters are actually written from the perspectives of both dragon types – one or the other. I really liked that about this book. Sometimes, it can be difficult for an author to use multiple voices in a novel and have it read smoothly and seamlessly. I feel that Ms. Jenkins did a wonderful job with this aspect. It flowed and the different voices were necessary for telling the complete story.

I really enjoyed the further character development of not only our main characters, but some of the additional characters, like Alex, Navi, Chris, etc. I liked how she brought some of the side characters into the main storyline. For example, I really didn’t like Alex at all. By the time I finished Touched I understood his character and his purpose in the story. I was thinking he was just an annoying character that was there to cause a bit of stress in Darien & Tai’s relationship. Not so! It was such a pleasant surprise for me to see his role develop and I actually grew fond of him.

It seems that this book is the one where the reader gets a lot of questions answered and pieces of the puzzle fall into place – which is very satisfying. I loved learning a bit about the other “touched” dragons and I loved how Darien handled the situation with Matt. It showed growth and strength of character. Fabulous addition to the Dragon Saga.

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