Gollancz Fantasy TPB October £9.99 304pp 978 1 473 21813 0 eBook: £5.99 / 978 1 473 21815 4 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 409 16816 4 / 9 hrs
An amazing debut novelist with an incredible story.
KRISTEN CICCARELLI The Last Namsara a gripping new ya crossover series from a spectacular new voice in the genre.
As a child, Asha’s mother told her ancient, forbidden stories to drive away her nightmares – and the telling of them killed her. And when Asha repeated those stories, they summoned an ancient dragon which almost destroyed her city, and left Asha horribly scarred.
Ever since, she has protected her city and people (and tried to make amends) by dragon-slaying. And now she may have a way to both atone for the deaths she caused and to escape an arranged marriage: her father will free her, in exchange for the head of Kovu, the ancient dragon.
The only obstacle in her path is a defiant slave-boy . . .
Kristen Ciccarelli hails from Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula where she grew up on her grandfather’s grape farm. She’s made her living as a baker, a bookseller, and a potter, but now writes books about bloodthirsty dragons, girls wielding really cool weapons, and the transformative power of stories.
Gollancz Science Fiction & Fantasy • October 2017
Location: Canada www.kristenciccarelli.com T: @Twocentsparrow