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The Last of the Firedrakes (The Avalonia Chronicles, #1)
     

The Last of the Firedrakes (The Avalonia Chronicles, #1)

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by Farah Oomerbhoy
 

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A Magical World. A Stolen Birthright. Star-crossed Lovers.
Perfect for readers of Sarah J. Maas, Tamora Pierce, and Leigh Bardugo.


16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal

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A Magical World. A Stolen Birthright. Star-crossed Lovers.
Perfect for readers of Sarah J. Maas, Tamora Pierce, and Leigh Bardugo.


16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn't seem so bad.

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.

AWARDS

Silver Medal winner in the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Book Award

Semifinalist winner in the 2016 Kindle Book Award

Silver award winner in IBPA's Benjamin Franklin Awards 2016

Finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards


Winner in Wattpad's 2015 Watty Awards

PRAISE FOR The Last of the Firedrakes

"...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 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 world building is beautiful...That really made the book more complex for me...it is the journey of discovery for Aurora and the reader that makes this an interesting story." - Readers' Favorite

"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

Product Details

BN ID:
2940152166156
Publisher:
Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Publication date:
08/15/2015
Series:
Avalonia Chronicles , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
79,177
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet 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 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.

Farah loves to connect with readers. Find her at her website (farahoomerbhoy.com), Twitter (@farahoomerbhoy), Facebook (/FarahOomerbhoyAuthor), Instagram (@farahoomerbhoyauthor), and Pinterest (/FarahOomerbhoy). 

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The Last of the Firedrakes (The Avalonia Chronicles, #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read...I am heartbroken I can't read the next one yet...ugh! Hurry! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. This book has wonderful characters and a great plot. I had a hard time putting this book down. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this wonderful series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this new series and was wanting the next one as soon as I finished!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story! I cannot wait until the next one comes out! This is a good science fiction story, and I read it all in one night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put the book down. Loved it . Action Romance suspense. Magic. Just wow Cant wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading, and my only disappointment is that the next book isn't ready for me to read! I really rooted for the main character as she grows into her destiny over the course of the book. I truly can't wait to find out what comes next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Little slow at first but this book will catch any reader's eye. Danger, mystery, and romance. Wish the next book was out so I could continue reading the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, kept me turning the pages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really injoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 11 and I have a really good reading level, I've read Lord of the Rings recently and the whole series of Harry Potter when I was only 9. I just need to know if this book is appropriate for kids my age. Is it?
Bibliosaurusrex 9 months ago
How will you ever know the magnitude of courage you are capable of if you have never experienced the hopelessness of fear?" I received this book from LovingDemBooks Booktube Tours in exchange for an honest review. The Last of the Firedrakes was a fun, fantasy read with many quirky fantasy aspects people who love this genre would enjoy. But, I did have a lot problems with individual aspects of this novel, even though I thought it was okay all together. First, the main character. I didn't really like the main character that much. Aurora played the role of a naive, selfish teenage girl who didn't think at all before acting. I was constantly getting frustrated with her because not only did she get herself in situations she wouldn't be in if she had listened to others, but she also constantly dragged other people with her. She would never fullt accept the blame of her actions, instead forcing others to go along with her in these idiotic quests. Also, I felt like she was constantly havign to be saved by someone/something else. YOU WOULDN'T NEED TO BE SAVED IF YOU HAD JUST LISTENED GAH. But, I did love her work ethic and though she was a very overpowered MC, I appreciated the fact that she did have to somewhat learn. There were also a bunch of cliches mixed throughout the novel. We had the abused orphan, insta-love, lost royalty, and almost every steretypical story device ever. This aspect caused the book to be very unsurprising when it came to "big plot twists." Nothing was truly "foreshadowed," but more "thrown at you with a brick." The other characters and the world were very fun and likeable. I think a big reason why I read parts of this book so fast were because I was just so interested in learning about the world. Though it wasn't the most original of kingdoms, there were still super cool magic systems and unique aspects. The other characters did follow a few stereotypes, but it wasn't nearly as bad at the MC. I enjoyed reading about all of the others' different personalities and their specialties. The romance was the strongest dose of insta-love I've experienced in a long time and that's saying something since I've been reading a lot of contemporaries recently. I was fairly aggrivated with it because it was like all over insta-loves, I felt that these characters didn't truly know each other before they were falling for the other. And the problem was, this romance played a huge part in the novel. Aurora's decisions and thoughts were constantly based on this insta-love, which made it even more prevalent and irritating. The writing felt fairly juvenile which I feel weird talking about, but it was a big part of reading for me. I felt that some of the words characters would say would feel unnatural (imagine Star Wars) and awkward. I am aware that the author was attempting a medieval/olden-times vibe, but it just still felt very weird to me. It wasn't only the dialogue, but also the fact that there were tons of cliches in the writing that I just... ARGHH "He's the most popular boy in school!" I rest my case. I wanted to address this more specifically, but the many cliches that this book had irked me. First, we had the fact that they were always eavesdropping? Is there no other way to get information? Really? Then, we have the fact that Aurora would literally butt her head into everyone else's business and get herself into a bunch of unnecessary trouble. Honestly, I just wanted to yell, "STAY IN YOUR LANE!!"
KirstyBooks 10 months ago
I've had The Last of the Firedrakes on my radar for a while now and then I was sent a copy in exchange for an honest review as apart of it's Booktube tour. I though the book started off a bit slower and it took me a couple of chapters to get into it. I think that was because it started off with meeting Aurora, a unhappy 16 year old year, living at her horrible aunt and uncles house, because her adoptive parents had died a while before the story picks up. Of course there was a cruel cousin, and he guardians resented/hated her. After Aurora's uncle takes her to the countryside Manor to meet a mysterious man, things start to get interesting. She's abducted through a portal in a tapestry, by the evil Lord Oblek, to be taken to his Queen; Morgana. Aurora's thrown in his dungeon where she meets Rafe and Kalen. They help her escape and she discovers that she's the lost-thought-dead-daughter-princess of Illiador. They take her to the granduncle, the duke. No-one knows why Lucien is so power and has a hold over Morgana, I hope this is explored more in the next book, and that we meet Lucien! When she's at her new school, the prince kept being mentioned, and it was brought up quite a lot that he's a waster and he's always hopping around the lands, never where he should be. Immediately, I thought, I bet that's Rafe! There was something strange when he and Aurora met, she wanted to know about this gorgeous young man that have helped her and everyone was mysterious about him but seemed to inexplicably trust him. There had to be more there! ...and I was right!! :D I liked the magic school/college element to the story. That was a good way to introduce Aurora to new characters her age, give her allies and enemies. I want a telepathic pegasus as pet/horse/friend! That was a great addition to the story. I really enjoyed this book and I'm glad that's there are going to be more books in the series because I feel that there is a lot more to the story!
Rachael Hobson 11 months ago
I was sent this book for an honest review. I was excited for this book. Sixteen year old, Aurora, is an orphan being raised by an aunt and uncle who doesn’t love her. She is then kidnapped and brought into a world of magic; a world where she is originally from. This had so many parallels to the Harry Potter series. I WAS READY FOR IT. Unfortunately, the similarities between the two series did not allow me to enjoy this one. All the characters seemed to be one dimensional stereotypes. I admit, a couple of times it made me laugh. However, more often than not, it frustrated the heck out of me. Especially, Aurora. She seemed to be a silly girl that had no concept of consequences. It was refreshing to see a naive character, rather than a cold, hardened protagonist that readers usually see. She also experienced some character development, but it wasn’t enough for me to take her seriously. This is a first book in a series and I’m not even remotely curious to read the next book. It’s honestly a shame.
Anonymous 11 months ago
One of the best fantasy books i've ever read! Had all the perfect elements that had a fantastic story!
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Had me hooked from page one. I can't wait for the next book.
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Title says it all
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Aurora recently lost her parents in a car accident and is sent to live with her uncle, but the family treats her badly. If that wasn’t enough she is bullied at school and finds herself alone. But then on a family vacation to Redstone Manor, she learns that she has been sold to Lord Oblek. She gets dragged through a tapestry into a whole new life. Aurora is actually the Heir of Illiador and she has great powers, if she can unlock them. She is sent to Evolon, a school for mages, where she will find enemies, friends, and the ability to use her powers. This is a great adventure story. I felt for Aurora in the beginning with everything she went through but I loved how she used this to make her a stronger person. But the part I liked the most was she is the typical teenager. She doesn’t always do what she is told and makes her mistakes but she learns from them. I was captivated from the first page I read and I felt right there with Aurora. The imagery was wonderful and I have to say that I loved Snow and Rafe. This is a great young adult, fantasy story that will appeal to any age. I can’t wait to see what happened next in this series. I received The Last of the Firedrakes for free from eBooks for Review in exchange for an honest review.
Montzalee Wittmann More than 1 year ago
The Last of the Firedrakes (Avalonia Chronicles #1) by Farah Oomerbhoy is a delightful clean fantasy novel. There is lots of danger, thrills, intrigue, strange creatures, magic, curses, evil vs good, and lots of twists and surprises. It has a great plot and interesting characters that are well developed. The book doesn't end in a "finished" end but leads to the next book but finished enough to go on. I enjoyed the many characters and the magic. There was a hint of romance. The main female was strong but had her faults. Overall, a wonderful story! I received this book for a honest review and it in no way effected my review or rating.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was asked to read this for an honest review. So when I saw the beautiful cover and saw it was fantasy and young adult, I was sure I’d fall in love with the book. But i wouldn't necessarily say i fell in love with it. I loved the creativity of the story and I am a fan of fantasy and romance, but I wish the writing was at a pace where you knew what was happening and a bit more descriptive. I felt like one moment she’s in high school and the next she’s in a magical forest. It’s kind of all over the place. Again, loved the story, just a little meh on the writing portion of it. I did love Rafe though. His honorable and brave character was something I enjoyed. Let’s just say he was a pretty easy guy to fall for! So overall a pretty decent book, I just don’t know if I particularly would read it again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago