Book Review: Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy

farahoomerbhoy_firedrake_ebook_final_amazonRelease date: 15th August 2015

Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing

Source: Netgalley

Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

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

The Review

So I had just finished reading some book about the Fae and I am slowly starting to love it so when I read the synopsis for this, I thought “this might be up my street!” even better this is an authorial debut which I just couldn’t pass up.
The story is about Aurora, who is an orphan and lives with the relative of her adopted family that passed away when she was younger. She is mistreated and has cousin that makes sure she is made fun of at every possible opportunity. But then her life changed when she is kidnaped by a strange man in a painting and is taken to a world that is like out of a story book. There is magic and faeries and people saying she is a princess.

It also seems she is also a very power faemage. Suddenly Aurora’s life is not as bad as she thought it was. But there is her evil aunt who is hunting for her and will stop at nothing to destroy her so she can never take her place as the rightful ruler of Avalonia. Instead of running Aurora chooses to stand and with the help of a very handsome mage known as the Black wolf she just might be able to fight the evil that is after her.
What did I like? So as you might guess this is the start of a new series and I get frustrated when I have to wait year to complete a series. This one might just be an awesome series. It has everything you need, lots of fae, great fight scenes, just enough humour and the heroine is not a whinny one.
I thought the name Aurora was very cliché as per Disney movies but hey it’s a fairy tale right?
I really liked the young fae child Finn he was funny I think her made everything just a bit more fun for me. I liked that no matter how silly Aurora’s ideas were he always went along with it. I enjoyed the pace of the book as I didn’t get bored with it. I just wanted to get to all the good bits.
I enjoyed the authors writing style as I honestly felt swept away into a world of magic with stone built mansions, elegant balls with decadent ball gowns.
This book ended in a great place but I know there is soo much more to come,  I hope book 2 is nearby because I cant wait to get my hands on it.

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