The Rise of the Dawnstar (The Avalonia Chronicles Series #2)

The Rise of the Dawnstar (The Avalonia Chronicles Series #2)

by Farah Oomerbhoy

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BN ID: 2940154198605
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Publication date: 04/24/2017
Series: Avalonia Chronicles Series , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 320,403
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About 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 (, Twitter (@farahoomerbhoy), Facebook (/FarahOomerbhoyAuthor), Instagram (@farahoomerbhoyauthor), and Pinterest (/FarahOomerbhoy). 

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The Rise of the Dawnstar (The Avalonia Chronicles) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i have read. Can wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the first story and I loved this story can't wait for Next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this book. I love the characters and the plot in this book. This book has a lot of surprises. I had a hard time putting this wonderful book down. I will be reading the next book in this wonderful series.
Anonymous 5 months ago
There are very few books that I love to go back and reread! This series has been one of the best I have ever read!! So excited for book 3! Literally counting the days until it gets here!
CherylandMattD More than 1 year ago
This book was well written I just wasn't able to stay focused on it. Evil Queen Morgana has almost figured out how to enslave the entire world by opening The Book of Abraxas. Aurora must find a way to stop her. She has to find a weapon that might be the only way to stop Queen Morgana. I think the idea of the book is great, there just seems to be a lot going on and it was hard to follow or stay focused. **I received this book in exchange for my honest review**
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indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that THE RISE OF THE DAWNSTAR (The Avalonia Chronicles) by Farah Oomerbhoy is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope there is a third book in the series ,because I do not like the ending of this book . That is why I cannot rate it what Aurora grandmother did to she and Rafe is not right so please make it right with a third book ,I do not hate Tristan but she is not his soule mate so please make it right
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite The Rise of the Dawnstar by Farah Oomerbhoy is the second spellbinding installment in The Avalonia Chronicles, a delightful epic fantasy read for young adult readers. In this latest installment in the series, the stakes are raised even higher. The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are plagued by a new form of darkness and are on the verge of collapse. Queen Morgana is poised to access a magical power that would allow her to enslave the entire world. She is about to find a way to open The Book of Abraxas and, if she does, no one can stop her if she uses the power trapped in its pages. Meanwhile, Aurora must travel through the war-torn lands into the fairy kingdom of Elfi in search of a legendary weapon that still contains the ancient magic of the realm. She once survived a battle against Morgana, but can she still be a match for the evil queen? The story starts in the midst of action and, from the very first page, the reader moves from one dramatic incident to another — betrayals, intrigue, battles, and a conflict that escalates at the speed of light. Both the heroine and the villain are deftly crafted, each playing a role that enhances the plot and keeps the tension high. Farah Oomerbhoy’s writing is gorgeous and it features great passages and intelligently written dialogues. I enjoyed the way the author weaves mythology into the story. This is fantasy at its best, riveting and utterly enjoyable. The Rise of the Dawnstar will transport readers into a land of magic where nothing is as it seems and where surprises happen at every turn of the road.
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
Magic and a strong heroine mix together for an exciting, fast-paced fantasy. Aurora is on the run. Not only does she need to find a way to get her kingdom back, but she wants to free her mother who is now stuck inside the magical dagger. With the evil queen's forces on her heels and so much still to learn about herself and her powers, Aurora has a long, hard journey ahead. I read the first book in this series and recommend reading it before tackling this book, since the books build on each other. In other words, this is not a stand-alone. It took me a couple of pages to get into this, mostly because it'd been awhile since I'd read the first book and needed to remember what was going on. But as soon as I did, this book swept me away. Aurora is a strong heroine through and through. She's determined, ready to take risks and gets her hands dirty to get the task at hand done. Despite her amazing magical skills and ability to fight, there's a side of her which stays hesitant and feminine. She makes mistakes, is embarrassed by them, and wants to live up to others expectations. It's easy to like her and root for her. The world building sucks in and brings the magic to life. The different kingdoms are vibrant with various customs, and every setting Aurora finds herself in becomes vivid. There's never a boring moment as she travels, and this isn't only because of the intrigue and action, but illustrated in the various people and surroundings she visits. There are a variety of side characters, and each one has their own distinct personalities and traits. Some are only visited for a few pages, but they still added needed spice to the story and plot. There seemed to be a heavy does on males who were drawn to Aurora (all good looking, of course), but as the plot thickens, this slides into place and fits in with the layers of mystery and manipulation she faces later on. There is romance, but it never comes into main focus rides along to the side of the main plot. Although it seemed clear in the last book where the love interests and hearts might go, this book adds some twists and makes it clear that even love doesn't run on a smooth, direct course. I loved getting lost in these pages and can't wait to see where Aurora's adventures take her next. I received a complimentary copy and loved it so much that I wanted to leave my honest thoughts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait for book 3!!.. I could NOT put it down , who needs the grammar police! I'm sold on these characters and ready to see what happens next.. PLEASE HURRY!!
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Aurora Firedrake is back and she is in for one heck of a ride. Aurora needs to learn how to use her fire mage power, stop her Aunt Morgana for taking over the world, and find the legendary Dawnstar. Aurora has more than just her hands full. But the thing to remember is she is still a teenager and finding her way in this world and doesn’t always listen when she is told what to do and finds herself in trouble. She is still a teenager and in love for the first time. But she is determined to save her world from Morgana no matter what. We jump right into the action where we left off in The Last of the Firedrakes. Aurora is starting to find her place in Avalonia and is determined to learn how to use her powers to fight Morgana. Then she hears of the legendary Dawnstar and decides this is the only way she can defeat Morgana and goes on a quest to find it, if it is even real. Aurora also has her first love to deal with too. She is very unsure of herself and her relationship so she is easily distracted by anyone that makes her question Rafe. She also has to make a harsh decision at the end of the story, one that I was not completely thrilled with but I could understand why she made it. This is a great book and addition to the series. I would recommend reading The Last of The Firedrakes first otherwise you will be lost in this story. But it is one that I think those that like young adult fantasies will love. I received The Rise of the Dawnstar from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.