5 out of 5 stars
Guys, DO YOURSELVES A FAVOUR and add this to your to read shelves now. This book is fucking mint, I’m so surprised by it. The last dragon book I read made me cringe so hard I almost dropped my Kindle, so I’ve been wary of dragon books ever since. But I’m SO pleased I requested this oh my god.
The Namsara is a child of light and life; the Iskari is a child of dark and death. Asha is the king’s daughter, and his most fearsome dragon hunter. She is feared and hated by the people of Firgaard, assuming the role of the next Iskari after being severely burned by a dragon, which then went on to burn down a city.
Stories play a huge part in The Last Namsara, and at the beginning of the book every chapter ends with one of the old stories, which I loved. It helped to learn more about the history of the land without having any info dump.
I also loved the idea of telling the old stories to the dragons as a way of luring them in, and then also having them tell a story in return. And later on in the book, the dragons totally reminded me of Toothless from How To Train Your Dragon!
I loved Asha, too. She is unapologetically brutal, and owns her title of Iskari. She never once feels sorry for herself, instead taking steps to right the wrongs of years ago. I loved her, but I also loved seeing a certain slave bring her walls down.
I can’t recommend this book enough! Thank you so much to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the chance to read it!