Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Rise of the Dawnstar (The Avalonia Chronicles #2) by Farah Oomerbhoy (Review)

   The second installment in the Avalonia Chronicles, The Rise of the Dawnstar continues the adventures of Aurora Firedrake as she tries to save the seven kingdoms of Avalonia from the evil tyrant Queen Morgana. To learn how to use her fae-mage magic, Aurora must travel to her fae grandmothers kingdom of Elfi. Along the way she runs into pirates, mages and deadly monsters. Full of danger, intrigue and betrayal; this story is quite magical and engaging. 
       I enjoyed The Rise of the Dawnstar. The whole series is pretty interesting with it's magical fantasy theme. It has pegasus, mages, fae, monsters, dragons, demons and other fantastically magical creatures. Aurora was a strong and competent heroine that was interesting to read about, with her cool powers and determined personality, she is a well developed and exciting character. Plot wise, although not as good as the first book in the series, the plot of The Rise of the Dawnstar was fairly good. I'm always surprised by how many gems I find amongst the indie books I have randomly stumbled upon on the internet. The Avalonia Chronicles are some of those indie gems. I really enjoyed reading this and am very interested to see where the series is going to go. The plot was riddled with exciting moments and engaging character interactions. All in all, I recommend the Avalonia Chronicles and I give The Rise of the Dawnstar FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS!!!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*

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