The Rise of the Dawnstar,
book two of The Avalonia Chronicles.
Aurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes.
The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world.
With Avalonia growing more dangerous by the day, Aurora must travel through war-torn lands and deep into the heart of the fae kingdom of Elfi. Her goal is to find a legendary weapon infused with the last of the realm’s ancient magic—the only weapon in the world powerful enough to stop the queen.
Aurora might have survived her first battle against Morgana, but the true fight to save her kingdom and restore her throne has only just begun…
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- Silver Medal winner in the Young Adult Fiction – Fantasy / Sci-Fi category of the 2017 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
- Bronze Medal winner in the Young Adult – Coming of Age category of the 2017 Readers’ Favorite Book Award
“This is fantasy at its best, riveting and utterly enjoyable. The Rise of the Dawnstar will transport readers into a land of magic where nothing is as it seems and where surprises happen at every turn of the road.” – Readers’ Favorite
“The first book in this series was excellent – setting up a fascinating world and characters. In many ways, I enjoyed the second book even more as Aurora is trained in her magic and grows in her power…As with the first book, Farah’s exquisite detailing is a pleasure. All in all, this second installment was a satisfying read. I’m eagerly anticipating book three!” – Sarah Benson, author of Born of Shadow
“Best book I have read in 10 years. And that’s saying something. This, was a FANTASTIC book and not only lived up to the expectations I had from the first book The Last of The Firedrakes but it surpassed it. I have not read a book that felt like a rollercoaster in such a long time. Perfect oscillation of suspense and downtime, but always the story moving forward and not stalling.” – L.M. Chilcott, author of the Eloah Series
“Oomerbhoy has the most beautiful writing style which twists and flows, taking you along in the story with ease. I read for hours before realising that it was late at night, because I was so immersed. The sign of a great storyteller.” – Sorcha O’Dowd, author & blogger
“It is often hard for sequels to surpass the first installment in a series, but The Rise of the Dawnstar did that splendidly. This book hooked me from page one, picking up right after where The Last of the Firedrakes left off, traveling with Aurora on her journey to defeat Morgana and save the magical world of Avalonia…The Rise of the Dawnstar by Farah Oomerbhoy is now my favorite installment in the series but one that left me in desperate need to read book three. With amazing characters and excellent world-building, this exciting sequel is one not to be missed!” – Melissa Robles, YA Books Central staff reviewer
“Holy smokes, guys. I’ve found a new favorite series. This book was amazing! Just when I thought I started to figure out the twists, new elements were thrown in and totally took me by surprise. Not to mention, there is just so much going on in these books! It’s like having the best of all worlds mixed together in one voluptuous series! Now that the essentials of world building were fulfilled almost fully by the first book, it cleared the path for an action-packed, topsy-turvy plot line to blossom and overflow with such richness in detail, depth, and engagement. The writing is exquisite, the pacing is non-stop, and yet again, the world building is phenomenal.” – Sheila Goicea, blogger at ShesGoingBookCrazy.com
“The Rise of the Dawnstar by Farah Oomerbhoy was fantastic! Wow, this sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes really packs a punch! Full of action, adventure, intrigue and plot twists, this story continues to pull me further into its world. Love, loss and uncovered secrets built intense relationships and kept my interest. I can’t wait for the next book in The Avalonia Chronicles. 5 stars!” – LynnDell Watson, librarian at Delta High School Library
“Aurora is a young woman with a lot to learn about controlling her magical powers…Once she arrives at the fae court, things got a lot more interesting…The High Fae Court was full of intrigue and betrayal. Aurora learns how to control her powers and suffers from slights and insults as many of the fae are not happy she is there. This is where the book really took off for me. There was plenty of action and magic and the last part of the book flew by. As with any trilogy, one mystery was solved, but there is a lot that was left unresolved. Readers will have to wait for the final book in the series to learn what happens to Aurora, Tristan, Rafe and the rest of the kingdom. I’m looking forward finding out what happens.” – Debra L. Martin, author of The Witch Stone Prophecy series