THE LEGEND OF OESCIENNE SERIES


A human girl, the only one of her kind . . .
A Tanaan dragon, sworn to keep her safe . . .
And a destiny that will make them both the greatest legends of their time.

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Book One


When the dragon Jaax receives word that a human infant has been found in the province of Oescienne, he doesn't dare believe it. Humans have been extinct for centuries, trapped by a terrible curse and left to live out their existence in the form of dragons. Despite his doubts, however, Jaax assumes responsibility for the baby girl only to discover that what he has been seeking for so many years has finally been found . . .

Jahrra knows all about the legends and sagas of Oescienne, but never in her wildest dreams would she believe that she played a part in one of them. She is far too busy dodging the bullies at school and seeking out new adventures with her friends to worry about what secrets her dragon mentor might be keeping from her, or that her every move is being watched by something living in the forest surrounding her home.

But the secrets run deep, and as Jahrra fights to earn her place in this extraordinary world, she will begin to unravel the truth of it all: that she isn't as safe as she thought she was, that danger lurks around every corner, and that her role in this unfurling tale is far more significant than she could possibly imagine.


*You can find the purchase links for this book on my Reading Guide page. 

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Book Two


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 before her.

*You can find the purchase links for this book on my Reading Guide page. 

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Book Three


Growing up is never easy, but for Jahrra, seventeen years has brought its own unique share of hardships. She’s made both friends and enemies; has felt both joy and sorrow. Yet she has persevered through it all and has finally learned to know and accept who she is. Unfortunately, her trials and tribulations are only just beginning . . .

An inconceivable tragedy and the revelation of a secret kept from her since birth has turned her perfect world on its end. Jahrra isn’t the poor Nesnan she thought she was, but human, one promised by Ethöes in a prophecy from long ago. Now, without her guardian, she must accept the help of the one she mistrusts the most as they flee Oescienne before the Tyrant’s minions have a chance to close in.

With her enemies at her heels and the terrifying truth looming before her, Jahrra will seek shelter with the dragon Raejaaxorix in the faraway city of Lidien, a place of hope and enlightenment. But when the City of Light proves to entertain its own dangers, Jahrra and Jaax find their safety threatened once again. But this time the threat may be coming from those they trust the most . . .

*You can find the purchase links for this book on my Reading Guide page. 

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Book Four


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.

*You can find the purchase links for this book on my Reading Guide page. 

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Short Stories from the world of Ethöes

Tales of Oescienne

Volume One



CONQUER THE CASTLE
Jahrra and her friends are about to embark upon a very important mission: to steal the flag of their nemesis, Eydeth, in a city-wide game of Conquer the Castle.  Will they be able to outwit their other classmates in order to win the grand prize, or will the twins once again make Jahrra the laughing stock of the whole school?
THE SPIRIT STONE RING
The Mystic Archedenaeh has found reason to leave the comfort of her forest home in the province of Oescienne.  Before she can move on, however, she must first verify a rumor she has heard, but all she discovers is a treasured ring left behind as a bitter reminder of the truth.
FIRE AND ICE
The Tanaan dragon Jaax and his colleagues are called upon to save a small town from the wrath of one of the Crimson King's evil dragons.  In the process, Jaax receives a minor injury, a nagging reminder of his failure that soon becomes the symbol of another's triumph.


*You can find the purchase links for this book on my Reading Guide page. 


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Conquer the Castle

A Legend of Oescienne Short Story



Jahrra and her friends are about to embark upon a very important mission: to steal the flag of their nemesis, Eydeth, in a city-wide game of Conquer the Castle. Their schoolmaster has decided to put on a war game to see if his students have what it takes to survive the real world and Jahrra can't wait to begin the battle. Armed with small crossbows and paint-tipped arrows, she and her classmates will wage war upon one another as they try to capture each other's banners. But Jahrra isn't after just any banner; she wants the golden flag that belongs to Eydeth and his teammates. Will Jahrra and her team be able to outwit and out-maneuver their other classmates in order to win the grand prize; a day off from school and the utter humiliation of their shared enemy? Or will the twins once again make Jahrra the laughing stock of the whole school? Conquer the Castle is an adventurous, and sometimes humorous, short story from the world of Oescienne.

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-J.E. Johnson

59 comments:

  1. I love your Otherworld Trilogy. I would love to read more about Enorah. Keep up the great work there are a lot of us out here waiting (not very patiently) for more on he Otherworld. In the mean time I will go read the series, again.

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  2. Thank you! And don't worry, Enorah will have her own book . . . sometime in the future ;). I'll do my best to keep the Otherworld books coming and hopefully I'll have Cade's second POV novella out next.

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  3. ugghh i need book for to the oescienne series like noowwwww

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  4. impatiently waiting for book four lol

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  5. Is there going to be a 4th book?

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  6. Yes, there will be fourth (and a fifth) book. I plan on using my summer break to work on book four of the Oescienne series and hopefully some other works in progress.

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  7. please do, i love your series and it seems i am right on the cliffhanger, it seems every one is better than the next!!

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  8. I'm SO glad there will be more books in the Oescienne series! When I realised that book 3 ended before Jahrrah battled the Crimson King I started to panic, thinking I would be left hanging and never know what happened. I ca't WAIT to get book 4! :)

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  9. Thank you Sherie! Yes, there will be (2) more books in the Oescienne series before I'm through, and now that I've finished the latest book for my Otherworld series, I'm trying to get back into Oescienne mode. It may take me some time to get into the rhythm of Jaax's and Jahrra's story again, but I am determined to get it finished as soon as I can ;).

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    1. Could you give us an indication as to when we might hope for the fifth Oescienne book?

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    2. Hello Alisha! I plan to actively work on the fifth book this year - hopefully starting in late winter. I'm currently busy with a few small projects that have actual deadlines set up by powers greater than myself, so I need to get those done first ;). Good news is one is already finished and just waiting for editing feedback and the first draft of the other one is halfway done. Once those are sent off to their final destinations, I hope to turn my focus on Oescienne Book Five. In a perfect world, I'd like to get it out to you before the end of 2017, but I make no promises. Sometimes the Muse has her own plans :). Thank you so much for your patience so far - your readership is always appreciated :D.

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    3. I am a new writer in the field of fantasy.
      After book four of Oescienne, I'm uncertain whether to love you or if I dislike you.
      OK. I love you. THANK you for demonstrating that a classic work can be written without vulgarity. With clarity. With imagination. Capturing vividness of life. Arresting attention. Enveloping minds. And hearts.
      Take your time to complete book five to do it justice.
      I expect it no later than tomorrow night.

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    4. Hey Derrell! I love your snark ;). Thank you for your support and don't worry - I'll take my time (but hopefully not too much time :)). Best of luck in your own writing endeavors!
      - Jenna

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  10. I'm a big fan a fiction novels with dragon in them, and after reading your series the legend of oescienne. I have to say that it is one of my new favorites in regards fantasy/dragon books. :-)

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  11. Almost forgot to add how I can't wait for book four.

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  12. Thank you for the feedback and I'm so glad you've enjoyed the Oescienne books! Ah yes, book four . . . My Muse seems to think another Otherworld book is more important right now, but I'm going to try to get to that one soon ;). Until then, happy reading!

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  13. Have you ever considered doing an other world book from the point of view from aiden? Like maybe with him being a few years older that is. Just curious.

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  14. Oh don't worry - I have plans for his very own trilogy sometime in the future . . . ;)

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  15. Do you have a favorite character amongst your legend of oescienne books and other world books. I have always wondered if the author can have fav character that's not the protagonist of the story.

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  16. That's a good question. I can't say that I have absolute favorite characters, because every single one of them have a few qualities that draw me to them (hence, why they make an appearance in my stories to begin with ;)). I do, however, have some characters that surprise me. Aiden in the Otherworld Trilogy is one, Kehllor in the Oescienne series is another. Of course, some of the reasons why these characters stand out to me may not be too obvious yet, but since I know where they're headed, I get to cheat a little ;).

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  17. Do you have any release dates for us to look forward to? I am waiting not so patiently for the next book in both the otherworld series and the legends of Oescienne....

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  18. No release date for the next Oescienne book yet. I just released the ebook edition of Ghalien, a short novel told from Cade's point of view from the Otherworld series. I'm working on getting the paperback out soon.

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  19. I read the Otherworld books and then I stumbled upon The Legends of Oescienne by chance on Amazon. I am at the very end of book 3 right now, but I absolutely love it. My daughter just started reading the Otherworld books and she is asking me what happens every 30 minutes, lol. Do you have any idea when Book 4 will be out? Or have you even started on it yet, lol.

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  20. I. NEED. BOOK. 4! I am officially re-reading the series for a third time. They are so entertaining and hope the next book of the series will out sooooon!

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  21. Thank you for the feedback! Although I'm not close to finishing book four, I HAVE some of it written . . . I'm currently trying to get my latest Otherworld book ready for publication (I'm on the final proofread before sending it off to the editor), and once that is up and running, I plan on diving into Oescienne book four (I was even playing around with title ideas the other day ;)). I'll do my best to keep you guys updated once I'm submerged in Jahrra's world once again ;).

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  22. The Otherworld Series was absolutely amazing. I started reading and just couldn't put it down until I was completely finished with the series. So now, how does it get any better than that? I can tell you how! You give us the Oescienne Series.... That's how! Oh My! And now the wait begins.... So excited! Thank you Jenna for the wonderful reads!

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  23. Thank you so much! And I'm so glad you've been enjoying both series :). As soon as I send off Lorehnin (Robyn's story from the Otherworld Series) to my editor (tonight or tomorrow), I plan on diving right into the fourth Oescienne book. Hoping my Muse sends me some good inspiration, because I know my Oescienne readers have been waiting patiently for the next book. Until then, happy reading!

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  24. You can add me to the list of those wanting to read book 4.

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  25. Started my fantasy reading career over 50 years ago with the Hobbit and always on the lookout for a great read... I found that in the Oescienne series! Can't wait for the next two books and like everyone else hope we don't have to wait too long. Thanks Jenna for many hours of reading pleasure!

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  26. Hey guys - I will be working on the fourth Oescienne book this summer. I'd like to have it available by the Fall, but I make no promises ;). I'll do my best to have it ready by then.

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  27. Hi Jenna,

    "The Legend Of Oescienne The Finding" is highlighted today on eBookDaily.com:

    http://ebookdaily.com/free-kindle-ebooks/2014-09-13/B002J9HMQA

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  28. More of each. I eagerly await #4 in Oesienne and look forward to another in the Otherworld series. I'm ready to finally get all the players together for a good tale. :) Keep up the good writing you most definitedly have me hooked.

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  29. Put me down as another one eagerly waiting for book 4!

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  30. I'm working on it Linda! Just added some more words today, and I'm getting close to the end. New Year's resolution: more writing discipline! (I hope I can stick to it ;)).

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  31. How's the fourth book coming. I just can't wait for it. I love this series.

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  32. Hello! Book Four is coming along, slowly but surely. I do apologize for the delay - I never meant for this much time to pass between Book Three and Book Four and I understand that readers are waiting patiently (and I thank you so much for that patience!). I have three big book events coming up at the end of May and into the first weekend in June. From now until then, I want to work some more on The Ascending (I'm about 3/4 of the way done with the first draft). I'll also have a lot more free time starting in June so hopefully I'll be able to polish it up then. Thank you again for your continued readership and keep a lookout for my announcements regarding this book!

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  33. Still patiently awaiting book 4, Jenna. I have kept up with the Otherworld series (geat, btw) but I've desperately missed the Oescience story.

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    1. Hello cllowury! Good news - I'm FINALLY getting around to finishing Book Four. In fact, I'm about 4/5 of the way through the rough draft and I'm planning on releasing it in late winter/early spring 2016. I already have my cover artist working on the cover, and after I get through this first read through, I'm going to set it aside for a little while then read through it one more time. I'll be sure to keep you updated either here, on my Facebook page, or through my Author's Newsletter. Thanks for hanging in there! I truly appreciate it ;).

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    2. Book 4 was great!!! I know we finishing reading them much higher faster than you are writing them, but I'm excited and anxious for the end of this story.

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    3. Thank you cllowury and I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Yes, I must get moving on book 5 - I do hope to get that out to you all sooner than it took for book 4 ;).

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  35. Hi there,

    I will add to the comman theme of this thread...How's Book 4 coming along???
    I just read 1, then HAD to get 2, then REALLY HAD to get 3...I will be adding reviews to Amazon on all 3 soon. I love them and the characters. You have done a wonerful job making each book more involved and better than the last!

    Lisa Cowens

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  36. Hello Lisa! Thanks so much for the comment! Book Four is actually coming along quite well. I've sent several chapters to my editor and am going through the rest (as well as consulting my Beta Readers' feedback). I would love to have the book out before June, but we shall see how it goes. Thanks again and thanks for hanging in there - I know it's taken me forever with this next sequel ;).

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  37. The Ascending was incredible! I have been so entranced by all of your writings but this series has had me hooked from the beginning. Are we going to have to wait as long for the next installment? Thank you for the amazing stories and characters you create.

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  38. Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I was a bit nervous, since it had been soooooo long since the last book - wasn't sure how my readers would take it ;). I'm hoping to get the next one out in less time, but no publication date yet. Until then, happy reading!

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  39. I'm an older reader of your books. I have enjoyed the otherworld series and I just finished reading all 4 of the Oescience series. I know it's only June 2016 but I do hope that in the near future sometime there will be a book 5 of the Oescience series. Also I was wondering if there will be another book about Robyn'so story?

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    1. Howdy Julie! Alas! I had better get on it then ;). And yes, there will be another Robyn book - I've got so many future Otherworld books following different characters' story lines that it will be quite a job sorting it all out and getting it all written. But do know that I'm working on it (whether by actively writing or letting it churn in my brain ;)). Thanks again and happy reading!

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  40. I have thoroughly enjoyed the oescienne series, thank you .I look forward to the release of book 5, whilst I patiently wait I'm going to delve into your other stories. Thanks again !!

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    1. Thank you so much! I need to get working on book 5 soon, then ;). Hope you enjoy the Otherworld Series!

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  41. Hurry up in the last book in the Oescienne series! I've read the other books twice already and I'm ready for the finale! Eagerly waiting. Mamiemack@gmail.com

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  42. Hello Sharon! I'll get on it! Have had a busy few months, but I'm hoping things will start to slow down halfway through November ;).

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  43. Hello, i discovered your books recently on facebook and after reading all the otherworld series and discovering a new favourite author, i went on to read the tales of oescienne. Honestly i couldn't put them down as i was pulled into the story so much, i went through all four within a week!
    But now i'm left with the most painstaking cliffhanger, the trouble with being a bookworm *sigh*. So many questions i'm dying to know the answers to!!
    I thoroughly and somewhat patiently (not patient at all!) look forward to your future works!
    =]

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    1. Hello Tink! I'm so delighted you've enjoyed all the books so far (the best thing an author can hear from a reader ;)). And alas! I do understand the torture of waiting for a new book (and I was awful and left off the Oescienne series with a cliffhanger ...). I have so many projects I'm working on right now, but one of the books at the top of that list is the last novel in the Oescienne series. Will do my best to get it out to you as soon as I can! :D

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  44. Jenna I am up at 2 am having just finished book 4 in the Oscienne series. Any idea when the finale Book 5 will be out yet? I have also read all 10 of the Otherworld books along with A Plague of Dragons. I am SO hooked on your books. Please wrap up Oscienne series ASAP, and I am hoping for a happy ending for Jahrra and Jaax, and that the Mystic's vision changes for our hero Jaax. How can I find out when Book 5 is released please?

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    1. Eeep! Sorry to have kept you up so late with my characters' shenanigans! ;) So glad you have been enjoying all of my writing endeavors. We authors often finish up the stories and then let them loose in the wild, hoping for the best :D. I've got plans to go through a writing rampage this summer (I get a few months off from the day job), but I've got soooooo many book projects going on at the same time, it's tough to set any publication dates for anything. Book Five of the Oescienne series is definitely on that list, as well as a sequel trilogy to the original Otherworld Trilogy (told from Cade's POV ;)). Hopefully, I'll have some more updates in my next newsletter. At this point, it's a slow process because I'm adding a few thousand words at a time and they are spread out among those 4-7 projects. Makes it tough to get anything done :P. Be sure to keep bugging me, though! Might get my Muse to send me some new plot twists! <3

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  45. Yes, the fifth oescienne book would be greatly appreciated. I just finished book four; now I'm going to re-read the otherworld Series before I read the ones I haven' read yet.

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