BOOK TITLE: THE RISE OF THE DAWNSTAR
Series: The Avalonia Chronicles, Book 2
Author Name: Farah Oomerbhoy
Age: Young Adult
Hardcover ISBN-13: 978-1-63489-934-5
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-63489-933-8
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Release date: April 24, 2017
Aurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes.
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…
Cover Page: Though I liked the cover page of ‘The Last of the Firedrakes’ more, it is not that bad. Good point is it justifies with the book in a way.
Plot: This book is the continuation of The Last of the Firedrakes. It has everything that I expected. The mystery, thriller, romance, and most of all the magic for which I was reading and waiting desperately. Even though some parts were predictable, plot took some twists and turns that made me overlook them.
- His lips found mine and he kissed me; gently at first, and then more insistently, pressing me firmly against him. My passion flared as I wrapped my arms around his neck, trying to get closer. I knew this was not right, that he was engaged to be married, but I didn’t want it to stop.
- “Destiny is a strange thing–it may shape our fate, but eventually we all have a choice as to how to use the opportunities given to us.”
- “Faith is the greatest magic of all. It can lift the world out of the darkness and bring it into the light. Be the Star of the Morning, the light that fills the world with magic.”
Overall: I. Loved. This. Book.
I’ve waited for it so long and still waiting for the next to come. I won’t say much to avoid spoilers but would say this is one of the best magical rides I ever had apart from the known. 🙂 I liked how author, again created such a complex world and described beautifully everything.
Though if you have read my review of The Last of the Firedrakes, you would know how much I was pissed off at a character. But now I wish nothing but to see them happy!
Sure, there were some places that made me think what is going to happen beforehand but they all mended when I further read.
Do read if you’re a fantasy maniac like me and want to read something different. 🙂
About the Author:~
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.
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