Saturday 7 October 2017

The Last Namsara - Kristen Ciccarelli - Iskari Book 1

The Last Namsara
Iskari Book 1
Kristen Ciccarelli
ISBN 9780062567987
eISBN 9780062568007
Orion Publishing Group
ISBN 9781473222854

I received an advance reading copy of this book, and as a debut novel I was incredibly impressed with it. I went into this book mostly blind just on the recommendation of a friend. And I must declare that it is one of the best debut novels I have read in years. Once I started reading I could hardly put the book down. The writing is very tight. The characters were wonderfully fleshed out. And the pace of the story exhilarating.

One of the aspects that I loved most was the stories within the story. First the story of the dragons; and dragons love of stories. The stories of the Namsara's, and the stories of a people who have lost their way. It is also the story of a kingdom filled with slaves. In a story with a dragon king, his daughter the dragon slayer, and her brother who seems to be a dreamer but not all things are as they appear.

This is a story about finding the truth. The truth about what you have always believed about yourself. The truth that was foisted upon you. And the truth of unlearning falsehoods. The relationships are part of what make this book so amazing. Ashas strained relationship with her fiancée. Her relationships with her brother and her cousin.

This book was an excellent read and I look forward to the rest of the trilogy.

Books by Kristen Ciccarelli:
Iskari Series:

The Last Namsara
The Caged Queen
The Soul Thief

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