She never felt like she belonged…until magic pulled her into a world beyond her wildest imagination. Perfect for fans of the Throne of Glass series and the Grisha Trilogy.
Sixteen-year-old Aurora wishes she were anyone else. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she believes things can't get any worse. But when she's kidnapped and dragged through an ancient tapestry into the magical world of Avalonia, she soon discovers that some dreams can easily turn into nightmares.
Hunted by the evil tyrant Queen Morgana, who will stop at nothing to get rid of the last surviving heir to the powerful Firedrake dynasty, Aurora struggles to fit into her new life as a mage at the prestigious Academy of Evolon. Threatened by treachery at every turn and desperate to prove herself worthy, she uncovers a dark, complicated web of political intrigue that threatens the very existence of the seven kingdoms of Avalonia.
Aided by the powerful Duke of Silverthorne, a fae friend, and a handsome but mysterious outlaw called the Black Wolf, Aurora struggles to master her magic and get her rare powers under control before it's too late.
If she fails, her new home and her family will be enslaved forever...
The Last of the Firedrakes is the first novel in The Avalonia Chronicles series of enchanting YA fantasies. If you like resilient heroines, plentiful magic, immortal fae warriors, and sizzling romance you'll love Farah Oomerbhoy's enthralling story.
Buy The Last of the Firedrakes and enter the world of Avalonia today!
Silver award winner in IBPA's Benjamin Franklin Awards 2016
Silver Medal winner in the 2016 Readers' Favorite Book Award
Semifinalist winner in the 2016 Kindle Book Award
Finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards
Winner in Wattpad's 2015 Watty Awards
PRAISE FOR The Last of the Firedrakes
"The Last of the Firedrakes is a magic-filled romp that carries you back to the fantasy stories of childhood...Lovers of classic fantasy will likewise gobble down Oomerbhoy's scrumptious story." - Vic James, author of Gilded Cage
"...the narrative components echo the classics; the Academy of Magic at Evolon could be Hogwarts, while the Shadow Guards are reminiscent of Tolkien's Ring Wraiths or Rowling's Dementors...a beautifully drawn fantasy world." - Kirkus Reviews
"The Last of the Firedrakes has all the elements of popular fantasy - an orphaned princess, Magical powers, an alternate sphere with seven kingdoms, a young girl with a destiny to fulfil. They are all elements of the Narnia Chronicles, The Faraway tree, The Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings and a bit of Enid Blyton fun." - Mid-Day newspaper
"The Last of the Firedrakes is a fantasy novel that will entrance young adult and adult readers alike... Political intrigue, danger, and deep characterization make for an interconnected epic, enthusiastically recommended for high fantasy connoisseurs." - Midwest Book Review
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love it ! a must read .
this book kept me up t night cause I just needed to know what was going to happen . a great storyline , amazing characters and a forbidding love to drive anyone crazy . I haven't been so obsessed with a book since Harry Potter . a delightful find . can't wait for the rest !
This book was an amazing journey for all snide and outside the book. I cannot wait to read what's comes next.
Character growing up?
The story line is interesting. Orphaned at a young age, about 2 years old, Aurora was adopted by a lovely couple. Tragically, both her adoptive parents were killed in an accident. Aurora came to live with relatives who really didn't seem to want her around. Everything changed when her uncle brought her to an old English Manor. Aurora was pulled into a fantastic other world that seemed to be right out of the history books, but with a magical twist.
RAs I indicated, the story line is is enjoyable if you are a fan of fantasy, which I am. The characters, for the most part, are well written ... with one reservation.. I realize the character of Aurora is a 16 year old girl who would have normal teenage angst. However, there are certain aspects that are bothering me. Usually, when a young woman is faced with the realities that Aurora is, the young woman displays a maturity beyond her years to deal with these things. Glimpses of that maturity helps the reader "suspend their disbelief" when it comes to the character having grown up thoughts about a prince who is a few years older. Aurora's choices are what stand out to me as immature and frustrating. Many of them seem to stem from pouting and petulance. Perhaps that is a bit strong, but so was my reaction to a few of these major choices. For the most part, these choices incited major plot twists and advancement. Therefore, many of the results needed to be there, but, the advancement could have still been the same by creating the same outcomes without Aurora making silly choices.
I still enjoyed the story and I will purchase the next book in the series. I just hope Aurora has matured a bit more. Thank you