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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First off, I don't want anyone getting the wrong idea. It was a really great book! But there were grammatical and spelling errors at least twice every other chapter. It kind of throws out a little medieval, fantasy (and a bit mythological) vibe. I saw some other people say that she (Aurora) wouldn't get into as much trouble as she would if she would listen. This being true, but I criticize. If she hadn't gotten into all of that trouble, the story wouldn't be as tense as it was. (though it was only truly tense towards the end.) I love the book, but I don't know how all the errors got through the editor's eyes. It was a very good book, and I couldn't stop reading. But you could still fix a few things. (Also I hope Aurora goes back to the real world and beats the mess out Cornelia, her aunt, and her uncle...)
Every plot shift frustrating
Our 16year old Heroine has been given the emotional maturity of an 8year old. Every plot shift happens because she is utterly clueless, walks herself into danger and says,”Oh, how did that happen? I’m sorry everyone!”
The device is weary from first use and “Heroine in danger” is the only! way the author advances the story.
Even the character’s experience as a world & time traveler gives her no advantage-no strength & no insight into people or situations.
The background music could be by Cindy Lopper; “Girls just Want to Have Fun,” as the adult characters keep telling her to stay where she is protected. And the young men are just as one-sided-idiotic as they lead her into danger.
Does the author have children? Friends with children? Real life offers up extraordinary inspiration. I can applaud the lack of graphic violence but not the willful ignorance of her characters which leads to a dull range of feeling - mostly confusion - and an inability to reach for wisdom.
What a frustrating read.
Where's the second book???? I need it or else I will pee my pants in anticipation (PS BUY "THIS TOWN" BY ONE DIRECTON'S NIALL HORAN ON ITUNES NOW)