Book Review | The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli

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Publisher: Hachette UK
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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Source: Thank you Pansing Books for providing me copy in exchange for an honest review.



Destroyer. Death Bringer. Dragon-Slayer. I am more weapon than girl.

Asha is a dragon-slayer. Reviled by the very people she's sworn to protect, she kills to atone for the wicked deed she committed as a child - one that almost destroyed her city, and left her with a terrible scar. But protecting her father's kingdom is a lonely destiny: no matter how many dragons she kills, her people still think she's wicked.

Even worse, to unite the fractured kingdom she must marry Jarek, the cruel commandant. As the wedding day approaches, Asha longs for freedom.

Just when it seems her fate is sealed, the king offers her a way out her freedom in exchange for the head of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard.

And the only person standing in her way is a defiant slave boy...


The Last Namsara is my first reading of a book that contains a dragon in the story. I'm kind of skeptical at first as to whether will I enjoying my reading or will be going to stop halfway because how it took me times to finally digesting the story and to get really invested in the story.

Before I share my thoughts about it, let me give it a brief story about The Last Namsara. Asha is the Iskari also a dragon-slayer and always on the hunt of the dragon and have sworn to find the oldest dragon and to kill it as what she has experience when she was a kid and that has put a scar that causes by the dragon's fire. The way for her to call the dragon is by using a forbidden old story and that will bring dragon close to her - the First Dragon.

The Last Namsara has a strong female protagonist as the main character in the book where she been a hunter/dragon-slayer also could say that she is kind of heartless when it comes to hunting the dragon to death but after she gets to know a slave boy, her hearts start to open bit by bit and she can see who is on the right side and who is not. Throughout the book, I can see Asha's character development - from someone who always has only one thing in her mind to someone start to see a wide perspective on people around her.

What I love reading The Last Namsara is that there are chapters on previous Iskari and Namsara also the dragon. Another I love reading this is the interaction between a dragon and the human in this book also what makes it more interesting. How at first, Asha really hated the dragons to a someone who can interact very well with the dragon and grow fond towards them.

Overall, it is an interesting young adult fantasy book even though I, at first felt a bit skeptical about the premise of this book somehow eventually, pages after pages, I start to love reading it and certainly would love to recommend to you, if you would like to have a badass female protagonist with forbidden love blooming in the book and dragons, so why not pick The Last Namsara and enjoy your reading.


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