The Last of the Firedrakes
by Farah Oomerbhoy
Book: The Avalonia Chronicles #1
Publisher: Wise Ink Publishing
Pub Date: August 2015
Genre: Young Adult
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.
My Review: I loved the sound of this book. It started off slow and started to pick up. Once Aurora is taken through a tapestry and into another world, then it starts picking up more and my interest is grabbed. I’m thrown in while Aurora finds out who she really is and what is about to come with her new life.
About half way, my interest started to die down. A lot of parts got repetitive and seem to drown on. But as the end came around, it started to build up once again and grab me. Aurora is finally ready. Ready to take on the evil queen, find her mum and take back her kingdom and become queen. She is the true heir and is about to show the kingdom her amazing powers.