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Born to be a Dragon (Dragons Forever Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Eisley Jacobs
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup…

This is what Lord Edric wants you to believe. He will do anything in his power to see that humans never come in contact with dragons again. However, he doesn't plan for Meia, the foster child who dreams of dragons, believing they are real. Or Deglan, the ten-year-old dragon who bears the ancient mark that threatens everything Lord Edric has worked for.

Join these two unlikely friends as they discover the truth behind a legend so extraordinary it will alter each of their lives… forever.

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About the Author

Eisley Jacobs has been writing, since preschool, tentative strokes on paper that made her parents smile with pride. In high school, Jacobs discovered what would become a lifelong love for the written word. It was not until fifteen years later that she began to pursue that love in earnest. Jacobs now writes Middle Grade Fantasy and YA Fantasy. In her free time she homeschools her children and plays with cameras, pencils and paper, musical notes and glue (aka, she is crafty).

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  • File Size: 486 KB
  • Print Length: 142 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456360965
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058ZWK9Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #691,106 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragons ARE Forever July 19, 2011
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For someone who loves the children's through young adult market, books written for a middle grade audience are some of the most fun to read. The target audience is always ready to suspend disbelief and allow their imaginations full reign and yet are looking for some more complex issues to encounter between the pages. As a child, I loved to lose myself in a book. To enter the world the author devised and play the words on the page like a movie in my head... and, I'll admit it, I still do. For those moments, the characters are friends and foes, and their world becomes real.

"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup." ~ Anonymous Dragon

I love this quote -- it makes me giggle every time I read it. Jacobs has the quote on the title page of the book, and it gives us the flavor for what is to come. Deglan is a ten-year-old hatchling, who has not yet taken part in the Rising Ceremony. The Rising Ceremony causes Deglan some concern because his mark, which every dragon receives at birth, has been changing...and it's not supposed to. Deglan is afraid because Lord Edric has been searching for the dragon of legend for as long as Deglan can remember, and the dragon of legend has a mark in the shape of a dragon, instead of the more usual crescent or star. Which is exactly what Deglan's mark has morphed into. Could he be the dragon Lord Edric has been seeking? And if Lord Edric discovers his mark at the Rising Ceremony, will his family be banished... or worse?

Meia, is a ten-year-old foster child who has been bounced from family to family, mainly because of her dreams and nightmares about dragons, until she has finally been placed with a family who take her obsession in stride.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't WAIT for the next book! July 30, 2011
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This book is fantastic! I wasn't sure what to think about it after seeing the title and cover, since I'm not a dragon lover. BUT, when I read it I found out that it was REALLY neat!! I enjoyed the characters and being able to see both of their points of view. It was easy to follow and made me want to read more... and MORE... AND MORE!! It was really difficult to put it down! I can't wait for your next book! Thank you Eisley Jacobs!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic fantasy! July 22, 2011
What a fantastic, fun read for adults and children alike! The characters are instantly likable and the story holds your attention from the start. My 10 year old twins are fighting over the Kindle to read it now. I can't wait to see how the rest of the story unfolds!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put It Down July 22, 2011
I just finished reading your book and must say I couldn't put it down and now I can't wait for the next one. Congratulations!! I am so proud of you and excited for what your future holds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! July 22, 2011
By Melissa
What a terrific book! It's an easy, fun read that will ignite your imagination and leave you ready for more. I can't wait for my boys to read it, as I'm certain that they'll love it just as much as I do!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid July 22, 2011
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A fun, fast read that will delight your 8-10 year-old dragon lover. An added bonus for budding artists is the art at the beginning of each chapter, and the list of artists at the end of the book. Adults will be pleased that the prose is clean, sharp, and just challenging enough to improve your reader's ear. While recommended for an MG audience to read to themselves, it could easily be read aloud to younger kids. Gets my thumbs up!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Story! July 19, 2011
By Allyson
I just finished this book on my Kindle App and can't wait for my signed copy to arrive to give to my 9 year old to read! What a wonderful story! It is imaginative, exciting and fun! With two main characters, a boy dragon and a girl human, it is really a book that will appeal to both boys and girls. It tells the story from both perspectives, alternating chapters, and I really like the way that unfolds the story and shows you what they are both thinking/feeling. I couldn't get enough of this and even as an adult can't wait for the next book to come out so I can see where else this story takes me! A must read!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read September 6, 2012
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A good read for kids and adults. This book might be classified as YA but I don't think anyone is too old to enjoy a story about dragons, adventure, and true friendship.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book for the YA audience...adults will love it too!
This book easily captivated my children's attention, with them begging to stay up late just to finish it and find out what happened to Delgan and Meia. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Talanae
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!
Absolutely loved every minute of it! A very heart warming story. I even cried. Can't wait to start the next one. I love being so pulled into a story.
Published 9 months ago by Heather Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
I have purchased several copies for gifts after reading it! A good message and a quick read. Enjoyed it. Keep writing Ms. Jacobs.
Published 18 months ago by Joanne R Aune
3.0 out of 5 stars I thought it was okay...
But my thirteen year old thought it was completely boring. He is a boy that loves to read fantasy genre books so this is rare for him to find no entertaining qualities in a fantasy... Read more
Published on May 27, 2012 by Gentle Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book!
Born to be a Dragon is a great book! I read a lot of books, and I really love fantasy books, so this was right up my alley! Read more
Published on March 5, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars Magically delicious!
I LOVED this book!!! It sucked me in right away with the characters and the storyline coming alive! Such a fun, fast moving book...couldn't put it down!!
Published on March 4, 2012 by chelseajoy
5.0 out of 5 stars perfectly written
I just recently finished "Born to be a Dragon" on a friend's recomendation and I'm glad I gave it a read. Read more
Published on February 25, 2012 by nhjay
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
These books are great! A wonderful and imaginative story for children. Either read it aloud or if they are old enough, let them have at it!
Published on February 14, 2012 by Brandi Black
4.0 out of 5 stars born to be a dragon
I loved this book! Very unpredictilbe and fast paced. Gave me everything i was hoping for. character were well developed. ne lost threads. perfect ending for a second book.
Published on February 8, 2012 by Jennifer K Frost
5.0 out of 5 stars SO AMAZING!
I loved this book so very much, I can relate to the characters feelings in every chapter. The ending leaves you begging for more, while not making you upset that your second book... Read more
Published on January 22, 2012 by Renee
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More About the Author

Eisley Jacobs lives in Shingle Springs, California with her three children and husband.

Eisley actively writes the characters that stroll through her head. The first YA Novel she completed was in high school, but some how got lost in the shuffle into real life. While studying at college, stories began to plague her mind and she tried her best to keep them at bay while she did more important things like... like... who are we kidding. Her grades suffered because the voices wouldn't stop. So instead of going insane, she wrote.

It wasn't until 2005 that Eisley realized her love of words needed to go somewhere besides the bottom drawer of the file cabinet. She began to write a young adult fantasy series (which is still a work in progress) and continued until she had two complete books and feverishly worked to complete book three.

However in 2010, a blue dragon named Deglan interfered in her attempts to finish the final book in the YA series and thus BORN TO BE A DRAGON was hatched. The novel was written in less than two months and almost a year after completion, found a home in the hearts of children across the globe.

Now, with the third book in the DRAGONS FOREVER series out, DRAGONS OF THE DEEP out she is actively working on the sequel to the YA Sci-Thriller, PIECES OF ME then plans to finish up her epic fantasy YA, Rings of Time.

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