Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Rise of the Dawnstar by Farah Oomerbhoy



The Rise of the Dawnstar
Farah Oomerbhoy
(The Avalonia Chronicles #2)
Publication date: April 24th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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…

If I could give this more than 5 stars I definitely would. Fantasy and magic at its best. The world building is amazing and each character is developed to perfection.
I read this as a stand alone but am planning on enjoying each book in this series.
Aurora is running for her life while attempting to learn to control her magical abilities, find her mother,  prevent the evil Queen Morgana from gaining control over all seven kindgoms,  all while Aurora attempts to protect those who help her along the way, never not knowing who she can trust. The suspense, danger and excitement will take your breath away.  I held my breath more times than I could count.
Aurora learns more of her peoples' history along the way and learns she is in search of the most powerful weapon, an unknown "Dawnstar" created from the old magic. No one can tell her where or even what it is.
Each time she thinks she is moving in the right direction one of the "keys" is claimed by her enemies.
If you are new to  fantasy writing or a long time respector of the genre, this is an author to follow and a series to share. 


Author Bio:
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 nearly 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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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Laura! This sounds like a great read I'm glad you liked it! :)

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