Last of the Firedrakes engages fantasy readers on all levels of tropes. It has a wicked queen, an orphan with a royal name and an escapism that comes from being transported from harried teenager to hero of the day. A fun story that begins here but has more to come - this is book one of the Avalonia Chronicles -- and for young adult readers looking for a new villain to hate. A fantastic adventure story that will transport you to a dazzling world of myth and magic.
16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad.Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that t…
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If you follow me on Goodreads, you'll know I'm about 21 books behind my goal of reading 100 books this year. No pressure! None, right? Anyone else panic when they log onto Goodreads or feel awfully proud when they're going on to write a review? That's me lately, LOL!
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So I am pretty pleased with this list. Unsurprising is how many of these authors are series creators. Really, yeah... I have a tendency to read all the books in a series whether I like the later books or not. OCD bookish tendencies, uhm... yeah.
Per usual, I shall link to the Goodreads pages of these authors in hopes of you finding someone you end up loving and supporting by either requesting a copy for your library or purchasing a copy for yourself. J. K. Rowling
Of course, I have read all seven of the Harry Potter novels, the Fantastic Beasts and Quidditch Through the Ages, The Beedle Bard stories and Very Good Lives. Also, I read Casual Vacancy and own both the Robert Galbraith novels to date.
I have read every single book Julia Quinn has written. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. There's not a book out she's written that I have not read. I adore her witty, funny style.