War is on the horizon. Queen Morgana’s power grows every day, aided by her army and unseen dark forces. Illiador and Eldoren have fallen completely under her reign. There is no one who can stand against her now—except one.
Aurora Firedrake has finally come to understand the power she is capable of wielding, but is it too late? Stripped of her allies and those she holds dear, failure seems inevitable. To win the war for Avalonia, she must journey to the deepest parts of the Darklands to find a way to take back all she has lost, before Morgana opens the Book of Abraxas and releases the greatest evil the world has ever known.
Aurora, the Dawnstar, is all that stands between Avalonia and total destruction. But can she find the strength to unite her people and defeat Morgana and her wicked forces? Or will Avalonia be lost forever?
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- Gold Medal winner in the Young Adult Fiction – Fantasy / Sci-Fi category of the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
- Gold Medal winner in the Young Adult – Coming of Age category of the 2020 Readers’ Favorite Book Award
- Winner in the Fiction: Young Adult category of the 2020 Best Book Awards
- A B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
Praise for The Avalonia Chronicles
“Farah Oomerbhoy is a great storyteller with a strong gift for character, plot, and conflict. Here is a story that will captivate fans of epic fantasy and readers who adore well-developed characters.” – Readers’ Favorite
“…the narrative components echo the classics; the Academy of Magic at Evolon could be Hogwarts, while the Shadow Guards are reminiscent of Tolkien’s Ring Wraiths or Rowling’s Dementors…a beautifully drawn fantasy world.” – Kirkus Reviews
“The Last of the Firedrakes is a magic-filled romp that carries you back to the fantasy stories of childhood…Lovers of classic fantasy will likewise gobble down Oomerbhoy’s scrumptious story.” – Vic James, author of Gilded Cage
“The Last of the Firedrakes has all the elements of popular fantasy – an orphaned princess, Magical powers, an alternate sphere with seven kingdoms, a young girl with a destiny to fulfil. They are all elements of the Narnia Chronicles, The Faraway tree, The Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings and a bit of Enid Blyton fun.” – Mid-Day newspaper
“The Last of the Firedrakes is a fantasy novel that will entrance young adult and adult readers alike… Political intrigue, danger, and deep characterization make for an interconnected epic, enthusiastically recommended for high fantasy connoisseurs.” – Midwest Book Review
“This book is one of those fantasies you want to live in simply because the characters and pace of the story are so very compelling. I fell in love with Aurora and with her plight to understand the circumstances surrounding her parents’ deaths amd the visions she’d recently been having. One of Oomerbhoy’s biggest strengths is her captivating descriptions… This story was completely enjoyable, and engaged me from beginning to end. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a classic fantasy.” – Amber K. Bryant, author of Blood King, winner of the Margaret Atwood Writing contest
“The Last of the Firedrakes was one of the very first fantasy books I have ever read. The feisty heroine, Aurora, hooked me immediately! I loved watching her blossom throughout her journey. She is a strong and likable character, yet makes mistakes like every young girl. The vivid detail in this story made me feel as if I was part of the magical world of Avalonia, and I enjoyed the action incorporated in every chapter, especially the forbidden love budding between Aurora and Rafe. This is a must-read for every lover of fantasy. I am really looking forward to book 2.” – Darly Jamison, author of Strawberry Wine, winner of the Write Affair contest
“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