Book Review: The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy
Book: The Last of the Firedrakes
Author: Farah Oomerbhoy
Plot: 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.
Smooth and Silky and no its not a shampoo
First of all a huge thanks to “Book Review Tours” and the author and her team for providing me with a copy of the book .
As i say in the title when i say “smooth and silky” i am not referring to a shampoo but this book which is smooth and silky in its narration and general flow. These are two qualities that can convert any book into pages of wonder.
Well lets be honest. When i picked up the book and started with it i kind of did a quick eye roll for the fact that it felt very harry potter-ish and cindrella-esque with the basic setting but as soon as i entered into the main curve of the story, i wouldn’t stop from flipping the page at a frantic speed to find out what is coming next. I guess partly because the language draws you in and the pace of the book is fast enough that it does not linger around with irrelevant aspects.
In spite of every other features that the book has, the only thing that impressed me and still lingers around is the fact that this book was absolutely smooth flowing and silky. Things just kept rolling smoothly and leading you to events after events so seamlessly.
A fabulously effortless reading and entertaining book
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
For Farah Oomerbhoy, writing is a passion and reading her solace. She is a firm believer in the fantastic and magical, and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest.
When she was pregnant with her first child ten years ago, a story popped into her head she could not ignore. “I was at my grandmother’s house, and as I looked at the image of a beautiful forest with a castle in the distance on a tapestry hanging on the wall, I imagined myself being whisked away into another world,” she said. It was at that moment the world of Avalonia, with its powerful mages and fae and the evil Queen Morgana, was born. Farah Oomerbhoy’s debut novel, The Last of the Firedrakes, was released in the summer of 2015.
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 is The Last of the Firedrakes, Book 1 of the Avalonia Chronicles.