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…
Silver award winner in IBPA's Benjamin Franklin Awards 2018
Finalist in the 2018 EPIC eBook Awards
Notable Indie in Self Unbound’s 2018 Best Indie Book
Silver Medal winner in the 2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Bronze Medal winner in the 2017 Readers' Favorite Book Award
Praise for The Rise of the Dawnstar
"This is fantasy at its best, riveting and utterly enjoyable. The Rise of the Dawnstar will transport readers into a land of magic where nothing is as it seems and where surprises happen at every turn of the road." - Readers' Favorite
"It is often hard for sequels to surpass the first installment in a series, but The Rise of the Dawnstar did that splendidly...The Rise of the Dawnstar by Farah Oomerbhoy is now my favorite installment in the series but one that left me in desperate need to read book three. With amazing characters and excellent world-building, this exciting sequel is one not to be missed!" - Melissa Robles, @thereaderandthechef Instagram creator and YA Books Central’s Instagram manager
"As with the first book, Farah's exquisite detailing is a pleasure. All in all, this second installment was a satisfying read. I'm eagerly anticipating book three!" - Sarah Benson, author of Born of Shadow
"Best book I have read in 10 years. And that's saying something. This, was a FANTASTIC book and not only lived up to the expectations I had from the first book The Last of the Firedrakes but it surpassed it. I have not read a book that felt like a rollercoaster in such a long time. Perfect oscillation of suspense and downtime, but always the story moving forward and not stalling." - L.M. Chilcott, author of the Eloah Series
"Oomerbhoy has the most beautiful writing style which twists and flows, taking you along in the story with ease. I read for hours before realising that it was late at night, because I was so immersed. The sign of a great storyteller." - Sorcha O'Dowd, author & blogger
"The Rise of the Dawnstar by Farah Oomerbhoy was fantastic! Wow, this sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes really packs a punch! Full of action, adventure, intrigue and plot twists, this story continues to pull me further into its world. Love, loss and uncovered secrets built intense relationships and kept my interest. I can't wait for the next book in The Avalonia Chronicles. 5 stars!" - LynnDell Watson, librarian at Delta High School Library
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, The Last of the Firedrakes and book two The Rise of the Dawnstar have gone on to win numerous awards, including matching silver medals in IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards. Wielding her master’s degree in English literature and her love of the fantastical, Farah spends her creative time crafting magical worlds for young adults. She lives with her family in Mumbai, India but can often be found checking closets for magic portals to Narnia.