The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli

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Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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.

So far, this is my favorite book for 2019!  P.S. there are DRAGONS in this book!

The legends about the Namsara are what 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 lured the dragon with a story.
It was an ancient story, older than the mountains at her back, and Asha had to dredge it up from where it lay deep and dormant inside her.
She hated to do it. Telling such stories was forbidden, dangerous, even deadly.   The old stories drew dragons the way jewels drew men. No dragon could resist one told aloud.  But the stories didn’t just lure dragons.

They made them stronger.
It went like this: where the old stories were spoken aloud, there were dragons; and where there were dragons, there was destruction and betrayal and burning.

Now, I love books with dragons but I don’t like it when there is slaying of them involved, but I ASSURE YOU, it ends better than it starts!  Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, the king who himself has a dark secret. 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—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari to find the truth that has been kept from her.

I highly recommend everyone read this book!  I listened to it via audio book and the narrator was amazing!  Whether you read or listen to Asha’s story, I promise, you won’t be disappointed!

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Watch the video below to find out the story behind The Last Namsara!

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