The Last of the Firedrakes- A Review

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TITLE : The Last of the Firedrakes (Avalonia Chronicles #1)
AUTHOR: Farah Oomerbhoy
PUBLISHER:Wise Ink Creative Publishing
GENRE: Fiction (Fantasy/ Mystery)

THE BOOK

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16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad.

Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear.

With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever.

 

FARAH OOMERBHOY – THE CREATOR

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For Farah Oomerbhoy, writing is a passion and reading her solace. She is a firm believer in the fantastic and magical, and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest.

Farah lives with her husband and three children in their family home in Mumbai, India. She has a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Mumbai. Her first novel, The Last of the Firedrakes, Book 1 of the Avalonia Chronicles was published worldwide in August 2015. The Avalonia Chronicles is a trilogy.

 

ME THINKS



The Storyline- Brilliant and engrossing. The author has very cleverly painted a beautiful canvas with words. One can actually visualize the events as one goes through the book. The mages, the faes and their magical powers all come live and transport one to those childhood days when the chance to read a fairy tale was so tempting that one would not mind reading it on the sly hidden within the pages of school texts.

There’s love, there is deceit, there’s mystery and there is romance, action and much more.

The magical world of Avalonia is indeed mesmerizing and inviting. One can’t have enough of the story and it’s characters.

Characterization – The characters are well developed with all their imperfections. One can’t help love Aurora, be mesmerized with Rafe and hate Damien. The metamorphosis of Aurora from a weakling to a rebel to a powerful character one that’s not ready to take things lying down takes one by surprise. One can’t help but identify oneself with her at times. She’s confused like most 16 year old girls, is nervous when thrown into a new world just like any ordinary girl and is rebellious like most adolescents her age. In short, one can easily relate to her.

Language – Simple, crisp and lucid. The author has a way with words that’s helped her weave a magical story that ensnares the reader and makes him/ her impatient to know what happens next. One just can’t get out of the magical web till the end and even then one just can’t help wish that the next in the series i.e. the Avalonia Chronicles, were just a hand away.

Pace- Fast and exciting.

 

THE VERDICT

 

A light yet exciting read, one that has the power to relax the nerves and soothe the stressed I’ll give this book 5 on a scale of 5. The book is pure magic. Can’t wait for Book #2 in the series to be released and ready to read.

 

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A copy of the book was provided to me by b00k r3vi3w Tours  as part of their Blog Tour in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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