Friday, September 8, 2017

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

She's the dragon killer.  She was burned by one early in her life and now she hunts them down and kills them.  That's her job and she's good at it.  But she's been lied to.  Her goal and drive in life is headed in the wrong direction...

Harper Teen and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 3rd.

Asha believes she is the Iskari, the destroyer and the death bringer.  Her father has marriage in mind for her and has picked her mate.  She feels no love for him.  The only out she's given is to kill the first dragon.  He's the largest and most dangerous.  She also has to go alone.  If she kills the dragon, he won't make her marry.

She finds that everything she has been told by her father is a lie.  He's after power and will take down anyone who stands in his way.  She learns enough to know he's evil and she hates him.  But anyone who kills him will die, too.

If that's not enough of a quandary for her, she manages to get overly friendly with a slave.  He's not supposed to look at her or touch her but when she needs him, he does.  A relationship with him is forbidden.  She also uses the old stories to draw the dragons out and that's forbidden, too.  Asha is walking a tightrope and before she gets to the dramatic ending, she's going to fall. There are a lot of secrets (mostly nasty ones) and the whole story is fraught with danger.

This was a very good read and impressed me enough I have pre-ordered the book for my own library.  I will reread it and savor it all over again in the future.  Give it a try and tell me what you think.

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