Book Review: The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli

The book simply went from exciting to super exciting to super fantastic in absolutely no time. I can’t exactly put it in words as to how much i enjoyed the book. After some heavy books, this book was exactly what i had wanted. A thorough entertainer with everything well place that would make it a page turner. What makes it unique is the treatment and not hovering over the emotions but focusing more on the core plot element.

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli – Official Synopsis

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.

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli – RWAT Take

Dragons. Killer heroine. Ruthless monarchy. A handsome yet forbidden love. So now you tell me what else do you require to make sure this book is a perfect pick up for an adventure ride. In the beginning i assumed that the book would be picking up the traces of all those that had been left behind by similar kind of young adult paranormal books and wouldn’t be offering anything new. Yes it does resemble the trends followed by paranormal romances, but the treatment and the story developments makes it pretty unique and interesting.

The best part at least to me was the fact that inspite of being a love story the book was not everything about the love and the relationship goals. The romance was a core part but not completely overshadowing the more important aspects of the book. This made sure that the book had a strong story to weave other than just picking up on the tempting “forbidden love” angle.


The narration is really captive and flows smoothly carrying forward all the elements together and not unnecessarily halting the pace

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