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Book Review: The Rise of the Dawnstar

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TITLE: The Rise of the Dawnstar (The Avalonia Chronicles #2)
AUTHOR: Farah Oomerbhoy
PUBLISHER: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
GENRE: Fiction (Fantasy)

To read my review of ‘The Last of the Firedrakes (The Avalonia Chronicles #2)’ a prequel to ‘The Rise of the Dawnstar’ click HERE

THE BOOK

THE BLURB

The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world.

With Avalonia growing more dangerous by the day, Aurora must travel through war-torn lands and deep into the heart of the fae kingdom of Elfi. Her goal is to find a legendary weapon infused with the last of the realm’s ancient magic—the only weapon in the world powerful enough to stop the queen.

Aurora might have survived her first battle against Morgana, but the true fight to save her kingdom and restore her throne has only just begun…

MY TAKE

STORY-LINE/ PLOT : I took up ‘The Rise of the Dawnstar’ with lots of hope having loved the prequel to the same i.e. ‘The Last of the Firedrakes’ and I must say Farah has done it once again. ‘Riveting!’ is the word that comes to my mind.

The story is full of twists and turns none that one can forsee and the imagery is something I have no words to describe. The book transports one to the magical world of faes, mages and much more. The events seem to unfold before your eyes and you can’t help but be on the edge looking out for the next bolt that’s sure to hit you from the blue.

The story is a maze of emotions; love, hatred, empathy, deceit, fear and inner strength.

To be able to enjoy the book and appreciate Farah’s flight of imagination and creative skills one must read the book. It is one that I’m sure I’d like to re-visit again and again.

CHARACTERIZATION: The characters are well fleshed out with their imperfections. The story does spring some surprises towards the in terms of characterization but then it is best one knows what I mean by reading the book. No clues from my side.

LANGUAGE: ‘Smooth sailing!’ The language is simple, crisp and lucid. No jargon to act as barriers. This is another thing that endeared to me as a reader. The author definitely has a way with words. She is I’ll say a magician when it comes to weaving magic with the letters and knows how to keep her readers hungry even after the story ends. Can’t help but wish I could lay my hands on the next to the series immediately.

PACE & STYLE: Perfect. Has the ability to engage the reader right from the word ‘go’ till the last word.

EDITING: Two to three typos that need to be taken care of.

VERDICT

A must read for the ‘young at heart.’ Will transport you to another world. The book scores a 5 on a scale of 5 from me.


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MEET

FARAH OOMERBHOY

Farah Oomerbhoy is the international bestselling author of The Avalonia Chronicles. Her first book, The Last of the Firedrakes, was originally published on Wattpad where it gained over two million reads and a Watty Award. Since publication, her debut has gone on to win a silver medal in IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards and the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, along with winning a finalist placement in the USA Best Book Awards. Farah loves the fantastical and magical and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest. With a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Mumbai, Farah spends her creative time crafting magical worlds for young adults. She lives with her family in Mumbai, India.

(Courtesy : goodreads)


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GIVEAWAY (US/INT)

For each stop on tour, there will be a special number at the end of the post. Collect all the numbers, add them up, and enter to win one of three prizes! Once you have all the numbers you can enter the giveaway here : http://farahoomerbhoy.com/rise-dawnstar-now/

My lucky number is 16

The giveaway opens at the end of the tour and closes on May 21st, 11:59pm Eastern US time.


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TO GET AN INSIGHT WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE BOOK
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Tuesday, May 2nd

Interview and Review– Books and Stars
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Wednesday, May 3rd

Review– Writing Pearls
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Thursday, May 4th

Guest Post and Review– The Reader and the Chef
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Friday, May 5th

Review – Miranda’s Book Blog
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Monday, May 8th

Guest Post and Review– Creatyvebooks
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Tuesday, May 9th

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Wednesday, May 10th

Guest post and review – Kindle and Me (http://www.kindleandme.com)
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Thursday, May 11th

Interview and review – The YA Wizard (https://theyawizard.wordpress.com/)
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Friday, May 12th

Review – Darcy’s Book Blog (https://darcysbookblog.com)
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