The old heroes were called Namsara after a beloved god, he said. So she would be called Iskari, after a deadly one.
Title: The Last Namsara
Author: Kristen Ciccarelli
Page Count: 304 pages
Genre: Fantasy // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: HarperTeen by Harper Collins
Release Date: October 31 2017
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
Once there was a girl who was drawn to wicked things
Asha is a dragon-slayer. Reviled by the very people she’s sworn to protect, she kills to atone for the wicked deed she committed as a child – one that almost destroyed her city, and left her with a terrible scar.
But protecting her father’s kingdom is a lonely destiny: no matter how many dragons she kills, her people still think she’s wicked.
Even worse, to unite the fractured kingdom she must marry Jarek, the cruel commandant. As the wedding day approaches, Asha longs for freedom.
Just when it seems her fate is sealed, the king offers her a way out: her freedom in exchange for the head of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard. And the only person standing in her way is a defiant slave boy . . .
High fantasy will always be one of my favourites and I will always have more room on my shelves for high fantasy books. The Last Namsara definitely has a spot! I loved the world Ciccarelli created and the beautiful side stories she inserted, to be honest I really want more of the smaller stories within this story. The characters had so much depth to them and I loved discovering their development as they did, including the dragons. Dragons! Dragons! Dragons! I loved the dragons! Everything about the dragons was perfect!
The one element that made me dock it a star is that I found the transitions from one chapter to another a bit choppy. It just felt …off. As though it was rushed and I would’ve preferred another chapter to blend the travel from one area of their world to the other just to create a better bridge. All in all, I’m so excited for the sequel.
**Thank you HCC Frenzy for providing me with a review copy for an honest review.**