Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Author Review: J. S. Jaeger

My dreams of becoming a writer have always been based on my love of books. I was captured by the thrill and romance of Louis L'mour as a young girl before I learned to love the classics in High School, and the mysteries of M. H. Clark and Koontz in college. The theme that has always been prevalent for me though is the concept of overcoming ridiculous odds to win the girl, the prize, or the dream.
Scrolls of Zndaria was just such a book for me. It is written for a cross over audience, kids from ages 9 to 18 but it touches all readers with its story. The fantastic images portrayed by the characters are vivid even in this blind lady's mind. I learned to care so much for the characters that their tragedies became personal. When the death of one character occurred, I kept reading just to find out if it was a mistake. If the magic of the wizards could bring the character back to life.
There are a few authors who have pulled off successful cross over novels in the Middle Grade and Young Adult genres, and I think Jaeger is a great example of having story lines and characters that can do that.
Scroll 1: The Golden Wizard,  mixes elements of Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, and a new twist on fantasy together to make an exciting tale of chasing dreams.

Nathanial “Nate” McGray wants to be the first peasant in Zndaria to become a wizard. Because of his dream, he is ridiculed and bullied. In order to succeed, he must overcome socioeconomic boundaries and prove everyone, including his family, wrong. On his journey, Nate encounters vicious Dread Vikings, deadly bounty hunters, and a deranged beast. He also finds the inner strength and confidence to accomplish the impossible.
J. S. Jaeger is actually a husband wife team of writers.

Jerry and Stephanie Jaeger  have 4 children. Jerry overcame bullying to earn his black belt in Kempo Karate,  served as a special agent for the FBI and currently works as a prosecutor. Stephanie ran her own accounting practice for several years before turning her focus to writing Scrolls of Zndaria with Jerry.
Scroll 2 is scheduled for release in the summer of 2015 and Jerry is working on  a group of novellettes called "The mini-scrolls" which take us on extra adventures with Nate's brother, Ted, along with some of the other characters. 

The ebook and paperback
can be purchased on the following websites:


Their website is: They
are also doing a giveaway on Goodreads. There is a link to enter on the website.


Amazon author page: URL
Go check out The Scrolls of Zndaria at a local library or on one of the links above and read a great story.

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