Title: The Last NamsaraAuthor: Kristen Cicarelli
Source: From Publisher
Rating: 4/5 stars
Book Summary from Goodreads:
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 dark—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 hearing 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.
The Last Namsara was a book that has been raved about so many people even before this book was released so of course, I knew I had to read it when offered the chance. The Last Namsara did live up to my expectations as it was a very enjoyable fantasy read with dragons.
So obviously the fact that this is about dragons is a bonus for me and I do like how they were used in this book as it was really interesting to see where it would go and progress throughout the story.
Asha was also a really good character in general, I thought she was really complex and was not your standard YA heroine. She was also really sassy at times and was one if not the only standout characters of the book. I also didn't really love the other characters in the book but hopefully, I could grow to love them in the sequel.
I also did like the writing in the book, it was quite simple but still, I really liked it. The normal narrative, as well as the smaller narratives that were at the end of some chapters, were also something that I really did like and definitely added to the story.
The Last Namsara is a good fantasy read that contains a kick-ass protagonist and dragons so whats not to love?
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