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The Last Namsara

(2017)
(The first book in the Iskari series)
A novel by

 
 
Kristen Ciccarelli's debut fantasy explores an intricately woven world of deception, inner darkness, and dragons that fantasy fans won't be able to resist.

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.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"The most simple thing I can say is this is the best book I have ever read and Kristen Ciccarelli is now my favorite author." - Tomi Adeyemi

"Hugely enjoyable entertainment. Kristen Ciccarelli is most definitely an author to watch." - Edward Cox

"An accomplished fantasy novel, of the kind I think of as 'royal palace shenanigans', raised above the commonplace by one marvellous central premise - the idea that dragons are the custodians of the old tale." - Joanne Harris


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Used availability for Kristen Ciccarelli's The Last Namsara

Hardback Editions

October 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Last Namsara: Iskari Book One
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
ISBN: 1-4732-2285-0 / 978-1-4732-2285-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Namsara (Iskari)
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
ISBN: 0-06-256798-5 / 978-0-06-256798-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Last Namsara (Iskari)
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
ISBN: 0-06-256799-3 / 978-0-06-256799-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Namsara: Iskari Book One
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
ISBN: 1-4732-1814-4 / 978-1-4732-1814-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Last Namsara: Iskari Book One
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
ISBN: 1-4732-1813-6 / 978-1-4732-1813-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Namsara: Iskari, Book 1
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   


October 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Last Namsara: Iskari, Book 1
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Last Namsara: Iskari, Book 1
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last Namsara (Iskari series, Book 1)
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
ISBN: 1-5384-5717-2 / 978-1-5384-5717-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Last Namsara Lib/E (Iskari)
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
ISBN: 1-5384-5715-6 / 978-1-5384-5715-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Last Namsara (Iskari series, Book 1)
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
ISBN: 1-5384-5716-4 / 978-1-5384-5716-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Namsara
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Last Namsara
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Namsara: Iskari Book One
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
Publisher: Gollancz
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Namsara (Iskari Book 1)
Author(s): Kristen Ciccarelli
Publisher: HarperTeen
Availability: Amazon CA