The Last Namsara by Kristen CiccarelliThe Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

The Last Namsara

byKristen Ciccarelli

Hardcover | October 3, 2017

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Kristen Ciccarelli’s debut fantasy explores an intricately woven world of deception, inner darkness, and dragons that fantasy fans won’t be able to resist.

In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer.

These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl.

Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.

Kristen Ciccarelli has made her living as an artisanal baker, an indie bookseller, and a ceramic artist. She hails from Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula, where she grew up on her grandfather’s grape farm. There she spent her days running wild with her cousins and obsessing over books, dragons, and girls wielding really cool weapons. She wro...
Title:The Last NamsaraFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.33 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062567985

ISBN - 13:9780062567987


Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a ride! The action never stopped, a new problem popped up around every corner, and it made the pace zoom. Twists galore, I'm shocked this is a debut fantasy because the world-building and character scope is astounding. Also there are dragons so basically, I need the next one as soon as humanly possible. Amazing YA fantasy!!
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Medicore You can definitely tell that this is the author's first book, but overall it was mediocre. The characters aren't well developed and I found I couldn't get into the plot. That being said I'll probably still read the sequel.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Wait for the Sequel! I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I bought it because it was the 'best teen book of the month' (staff picked) and it was on sale, and I'm so glad I did!!! I've always loved dragons, and the way the creatures were written in this book was intriguing and different. I really enjoyed how the pull of stories was emphasized throughout the book, and how those stories were written in. Asha is a great, badass, character. She's strong and independent and doesn't back down from a fight. Her backstory was very, very interesting and I can't wait to see more of her!!! The story itself was actively thrilling, and I found myself getting pretty worried that something horrible was going to happen to the characters! Definitely created lots of suspense, especially towards the end. It was fast-paced and had a solid, action-packed plot. I loved this book, and am eagerly awaiting book #2!!
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from okish this book is very slow and confusing
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Really enjoyed the characters.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ok reading this gave me a different perspective
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ok Riveting. This book is riveting.
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read! Riveting. This book is riveting. I do not want to give too much away, but it had me completely enthralled by the characters. Their strengths, failures, their humanness, their story is so easy to get wrapped up in and become a part of. You are completely transported into the world of Firgaard and the tumultuous lives of the main characters. The empathy that this talented author evokes is overwhelming for the reader. I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone who loves to read.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Very well written but cvould have been ore descriptive of each of the instances that were felt.
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book by a Canadian author Oh my God! I absolutely loved this book! Overall, it’s got a very dark tone but I loved all the characters and the romance hit me in the feels. The social and legal hierarchy and set up was disturbing and drew more of my attention than the dragons did. I’m so excited to see whatever massive revolt comes from the next book(s?). Its kind of like a mix up of An Ember in the Ashes and the Loom Saga. The ending wasn’t like a massive cliffhanger but I really need the sequel to know how this continues. I was panicking at the end when the main character was in jail. I definitely want to reread this before the end of the year.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! This book was so awesome!! It had all the things you could want in a novel and some you didn't even know you wanted - dragons, stories, strong characters. The writing is really well done, and I couldn't put this book down.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Terrific dragon adventure fantasy!
Date published: 2017-10-21

Editorial Reviews

“This coming-of-age narrative shows the struggles of learning to trust one’s own mind and heart. Fantasy YA readers will love this story of a girl and her dragons. They will be dying to know what happens on their next adventure.”