The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

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In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer.

These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl.

Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. It’s spoiler-free!!

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Rise of the Twinkling Heir Promotion

ROTH Book Cover.jpgHey everyone 🙂

I just wanted to share a quick look at Rise of the Twinkling Heir by O.C. Jaime. This is the first book of a new YA fantasy series featuring a classic coming-of-age story.

Hermium Everling never wanted to be an Imaginent, and he never wanted to be a redhead either, but such was his lot.  He was the boy that built things in his sleep.  
 
All he wanted was normal, like every other thirteen-year-old living on the North Star who had aspirations about getting into his favorite Thunder.  Thunder cadets were cool!  And those who got into Glimmeroc were the coolest of all! 
 
The odds of that happening for Hermium however would take an act of the Gods, and an act of the Gods is precisely what is needed.  
 
For a great evil now threatens Hermium’s world.  Folk are disappearing.  The talk of spectrals and fangists spreads.  Even the heavens have been touched by what now festers in secret.  There is but one answer: the Gods must seal Hermium to his purpose, and it must be Glimmeroc, and it must be quick. 
 
Because Molderaac stirs, growing signs are everywhere, and with him the Darkening.  And only a light of creation can defeat another light, and only an Imaginent can hold that light’s key.  
 
Of course, Hermium doesn’t know that yet, but he will…
After reading the preface to this book, I can say that I’m really looking forward to it. The author is going to be self-published, so any help in launching this book would be fantastic. If you would like to pledge and receive a copy of the e-book, click here.
There has been a tremendous amount of heart put into the creation of this book and development of its world, as seen in the numerous trailers and teasers made to promote it. You can find those on Jaime’s website.

Also, soon to come is a review for The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. I’ll link it as soon as it’s up.

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