Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli; review by Nora Abdelfattah

Name: Nora Abdelfattah                                            

Grade: 10th
Tittle: The Last Namsara
Author: Kristen Ciccarelli
Rating: 5/5: Phenomenal Novel 

        Asha, daughter of the dragon king, is cursed.  The's marked to be the next Iskaari...the next spirit of moonlight, death, blood,  despair, and everything evil...much unlike the Namsara, the world's embodiment of sacred life, light, and love.   Being Iskaari is not exactly a fate Asha wants, but it's the one she's bound too.  Similarly, she is bound to a cruel overlord as his betrothed, and its only a matter of time before she is his oppressed lover.  Yet, the new Iskaari is given a chance to escape her cruel fate: slay one of the most malevolent, feared dragons known to man, and she will remain a maiden.  For all her years in life, Asha has grown a reputation  as a formidable dragon-slayer.  She lures the beasts out with stories...a treacherous and dangerous weapon her father forbade her from using.  Yet, Asha is on the verge of the beginning of her own tale of bloodshed and battle.  She must fight for her justice and freedom.  Perhaps, in that way,  Asha can flourish from the dark shells the Iskaari's carry, and find within her the spirits of live and light.  

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