The Last Namsara

She is feared by everyone, called the Iskari, bringer of death and destruction. Her only solace is in hunting the dragons that earned her the name in the first place.
But Asha, as a person, is so much more. Her fears and doubts are laid out across the pages for anyone to see, and we learn that she's just one girl, like any other one. Of course, she's engaged to a betrothal that she desperately wants to escape, and a boy forbidden to her captures her heart. 
That's not even compared to what happens when she learns that she is not the Iskari, and her life has been a lie. A backstabbing father and finace, and the truth nearly destroys her. I thought the concept of dragons being fascinating. Unlike most books, dragons in this are protectors of the realm, who keep their people safe and equal.
On a whole, I'd this book as a 4/5, because even though the plot is enriching, it really could be more. Other than Asha, her dragons, and her lover, none of the other characters seem to have a life. Safire, an illegitimate child, is usually a burden, an annoyance, and doesn't seem to really have a purpose. We know very little about her other than what we can learn from her actions. Her brother, heir to the throne, is a mystery as well. Of course, the main character is Asha and the book should follow her, but there could be more to the other characters as well. But I'd recommend this book to anyone 6th grade and up, since it is a really good and wonderful novel.
Rating: 4/5
Review by Maggie L.
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