The Avalonia Chronicles : Book Summary
Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear.
With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever.
Book #1 : The Last of the Firedrakes ( Personal Review)
THIS BOOK YOU GUYS. Yes if you've been following my blog you should know this is the first time I've given a book a full 5/5 star rating. This is good stuff, real good stuff.
For the Past year all I had ever read was Contemporary. I was head over heels and only craved YA Contemporary books and nothing more until I found this beauty and thought I would give it a shot. The First 2.-3 chapters of the book did not completely interest me but as soon as Aurora stepped through the Magical Tapestry on the wall. . I was hooked. My mom had to literally grab the book away from me and force me to sleep or I swear I would've finished the book in one sitting *took me two sittings incase you wanted to know haha*.
Aurora, being only 16 years of age completely made me fall in love with her. . Her courage to take up whatever she was faced with and just as a really strong lead character in general. She did act like a 16 year old at times but then again that's what gave the book the realistic feeling. I also did get really attached to Kalen, the cute talkative fae and Rafe, The charmingly handsome "Black Wolf" *sigh rafe* ( I'm not going to say more since I don't want to spoil it for you, Your going to have to read the book yourself to find out ) were two other characters besides Aurora whose presence I thoroughly enjoyed throughout the book though they were not constantly present and did keep popping in and out of the story.
How could I not talk about the world building? The book transported me to a beautiful world of fantasy and mysticism . It possessed everything a fantasy book should have from the dangerous and beautiful creatures to the Magical School and so much wonderful magic which I myself alongside Aurora thoroughly enjoyed learning .
The plot was very well executed which is why I think although the book was nearly 500 pages it barely took me any time at all to finish it! Its something about Farahs writing that has me completely enticed and makes me lose track of time. This is a book I highly recommended and will be expecting twice as much from the second book in the series which I hope comes out soon and If not I know it will still be worth the wait !
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About the Author : Farah Oomerbhoy
Farah lives with her husband and three children in their family home in Mumbai, India. She has a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Mumbai. Her first novel, The Last of the Firedrakes, Book 1 of the Avalonia Chronicles will be published worldwide August 15th, 2015.