10 May 2017

Tour & Giveaway: The Rise of the Dawnstar (The Avalonia Chronicles #2) by Farah Oomerbhoy

The Rise of the Dawnstar (The Avalonia Chronicles #2) by Farah Oomerbhoy.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy.
Publication: April 24, 2017 by Wise Ink Creative Publishing.
Aurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes.

The seven kingdoms of Avalonia are crumbling and evil is spreading across the land like a plague. Queen Morgana is close to finding a way to open The Book of Abraxas and it’s only a matter of time until she uses the power trapped inside its pages to enslave the entire world.

With Avalonia growing more dangerous by the day, Aurora must travel through war-torn lands and deep into the heart of the fae kingdom of Elfi. Her goal is to find a legendary weapon infused with the last of the realm’s ancient magic—the only weapon in the world powerful enough to stop the queen.

Aurora might have survived her first battle against Morgana, but the true fight to save her kingdom and restore her throne has only just begun…

Reviewed by Kelly.

I had all kind of emotions reading this book! My first one was of frustratio. I didn't leave myself any notes of the first book and I couldn't remember all the details. I wanted to give up but I knew I loved the first book. I'm glad I did! At another point, I literally got goose bumps at the scene playing before my eyes. It was action and pride! Then at the end, I was utterly devastated and angry! Now I have to wait for the next book and I don't want to wait! Insert toddler throwing a temper tantrum!

This book shows a great growth in Aurora from an insecure girl to a Queen! It suits her by the end. She just needs to get her mom and her throne and another very important piece of her life!!

This is an amazing series and I can't wait to read what is coming next!

Faith is the greatest magic of all. It can life the world out of the darkness and bring it into the light. Be the Star of the Morning, the light that fills it

If you like hidden agendas, fantasy, fae, mages, pegasus, love, Queens, action and adventure, betrayals, books with power, keys, series with cliffhangers, dragons, ancient magic than this might be for you!


Guest Post: Classic Children’s Literature Everyone Must Read in Their Lifetime by Farah Oomerbhoy

Books with an element of fantasy and magic have always fascinated me ever since I first started reading as a child.

Here’s my list of children’s books I have read and enjoyed over the years. All of them in some way have influenced the way I look at literature today and inspired me to write fantasy for young people.

1- The Magic Faraway Tree series – Enid Blyton
2- The Chronicles of Narnia series – C. S. Lewis
3- The Once and Future King – T. H. White
4- The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Beatrix Potter
5- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
6- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum
7- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
8- Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
9- Charlotte’s Web – E. B. White
10-A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
11-Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie
12-The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
13-Matilda - Roald Dahl
14-The Velveteen Rabbit – Margery Williams
15-Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift
16-The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
17-Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
18-The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
19-Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
20-Black Beauty – Anna Sewell
21-The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
22-A Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett
23-The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry
24-A Bear Called Paddington – Michael Bond
25Winnie the Pooh – A. A. Milne
26-Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Ian Fleming
27-The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
28-The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
29-Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne
30-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J. K. Rowling
31-Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery
32-Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
33-Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
34-Moby Dick – Herman Melville
35-Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
36-Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
37-The Prince and the Pauper – Mark Twain
38-Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe
39-Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne
40-The Princess Bride – William Goldman

How many of these stories have you read? Which will you read next? I’d love to hear your answers in the comments!


Grand Prize:

Runner Up Two:

Runner Up:

Here is How to Enter..

For each stop on tour, there will be a special number at the end of the post. Collect all the numbers, add them up, and enter to win one of three prizes! Once you have all the numbers you can enter the giveaway here: http://farahoomerbhoy.com/rise-dawnstar-now/

The giveaway closes on May 21st, 11:59pm Eastern US time.

My number is 1.

Good luck!


Farah Oomerbhoy is the international bestselling author of The Avalonia Chronicles. Her first book, The Last of the Firedrakes, was originally published on Wattpad where it gained over two million reads and a Watty Award. Since publication, her debut has gone on to win a silver medal in IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards and the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, along with winning a finalist placement in the USA Best Book Awards. Farah loves the fantastical and magical and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest. With a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Mumbai, Farah spends her creative time crafting magical worlds for young adults. She lives with her family in Mumbai, India.






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