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The Last Namsara (Iskari, #1)
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BUDDY READ:Paranormal/Fantasy > The Last Namsara (Iskari #1) by Kristen Ciccarelli - Restarting December 3rd 2019

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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
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.



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Aly (alyp_01) | 9521 comments Can I join too? I read a couple chapters on Epic Reads and I think it sounds so good!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Sure! :D


Andy | 14299 comments I will be along in January... ;)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Yay can't wait to have you! I'll be starting this one tonight I believe, along with another.


Andy | 14299 comments Woooooooo. Yeah there's no way I could squeeze this into December haha. I need to finish Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms, #5) by Morgan Rhodes The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms, #3) by Cinda Williams Chima and The Crimson Crown (Seven Realms, #4) by Cinda Williams Chima for december.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Ah yeah good luck!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Chapter 1 (and In The Beginning) (view spoiler)


Andy | 14299 comments Thanks! Also just saw the rest of your explanations on the Wanted reading buddy thread lol. I can read this one in between the Falconer series books and This Savage Song audios


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Chances are I'll update every chapter for a while.


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Andy | 14299 comments That's totally fine :D


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Chapter 2 (and next small bit) (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
What explanations?


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Actually I'm going to just focus on this book for now because it's good, and it shouldn't take me too long, and then I can just totally focus on my beast of a book.


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Andy | 14299 comments Maddison wrote: "What explanations?"

The stuff about how the numbers were how soon you had to finish the books and not dates lol


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Andy | 14299 comments Maddison wrote: "Actually I'm going to just focus on this book for now because it's good, and it shouldn't take me too long, and then I can just totally focus on my beast of a book."

Good luck! I'll be focusing on The Gray Wolf Throne (Seven Realms, #3) by Cinda Williams Chima for the rest of the night.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Ah right yeah I thought that was confusing XD It's definitely a challenge from my bf!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
I'm just playing our new PS4 atm but then I'll get back to reading when my bf gets back from work.


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Andy | 14299 comments You can do it! Then buy more books just to show him lol


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Show him what? XD

But I really like the idea :) When I finish this batch of books I'll randomly select more books from my shelf that I'm up to and just keep continuing that way, so I'm motivated.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
So I thought I'd get a lot more of this one read today than I did, but that's cool XD I'm just massively pushing time to get Soul of the World done afterwards. It's a really scary thought.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
At least I have tomorrow and most of Sunday off work too, so I'll plan on reading hopefully 200pg of Soul of the World tomorrow just so I can get a bit into it.


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Jenn (tellingmelies) | 4788 comments Mod
Chapter 1 + In the Beginning: (view spoiler)


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Aly (alyp_01) | 9521 comments How do you tag spoilers?


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Jenn (tellingmelies) | 4788 comments Mod
Before the spoiler put < spoiler > and then at the end of the spoiler put < / spoiler > . Be sure to remove the spaces, I just put them there to show you :)


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Andy | 14299 comments If you want to see an example click on the link above the chat box that says "(some html is ok)"


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Jenn (tellingmelies) | 4788 comments Mod
Chapters 2 & 3 with the little extras: (view spoiler)


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Jenn (tellingmelies) | 4788 comments Mod
Maddison wrote: "Chapter 2 (and next small bit) (view spoiler)."

I thought the same thing! (view spoiler)


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Aly (alyp_01) | 9521 comments Jenn wrote: "Before the spoiler put and then at the end of the spoiler put . Be sure to remove the spaces, I just put them there to show you :)"

Thank you!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Jenn wrote: "Maddison wrote: "Chapter 2 (and next small bit) As soon as the boy knelt next to her I knew he'd be the love interest. It always is the first male they meet. So predictable.

Going off on a rant h..."


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Chapter 4 (And the Severing) (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
I might pause this book for a while while I read my other book. Maybe. Depends if I can concentrate on my other one, because it's a big fantasy and my bf is playing on the PS4 at the moment so he's making a bit of noise.


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Aly (alyp_01) | 9521 comments Chapter 10. I am really liking this so far. I wasn't so sure about another dragon book, but I'm intrigued. (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
You're speeding through Aly! Go you!


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Aly (alyp_01) | 9521 comments Maddison wrote: "You're speeding through Aly! Go you!"

Haha thanks! Pretty soon I have to work though so I'll slow down.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Ah yeah, you liking it? Where you at now? I'm up to Chapter 7 or something, and really enjoying it :D


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Jenn (tellingmelies) | 4788 comments Mod
I can't wait to get home from work and actually be able to dive into. Work is cramping my reading style lol


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Haha work always does :p


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Jenn (tellingmelies) | 4788 comments Mod
Chapters 3-10: (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Wow another speedy reader! I doubt I'll get to Chapter 10 by tonight, but I do need to finish this one not tomorrow but the next day, so I gotta get a move on.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Aly wrote: "Chapter 10. I am really liking this so far. I wasn't so sure about another dragon book, but I'm intrigued. [spoilers removed]"

Yeah I'm getting the same vibe.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Jenn wrote: "Chapters 3-10: [spoilers removed]"

(view spoiler)


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Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
I'm in the middle of Chapter 14 now. They're quite short, these chapters. Planning to get to page 250-300 today, which should be doable as it's New Year's Eve tonight so gotta stay up until 12, but I also want to get another 100-150pg done of a big format high fantasy book, and I am working 5hrs as well :/ We'll just see. I need to have this book finished by the end of tomorrow, which is a real tough one because I'm working 9hrs then.


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Andy | 14299 comments I can't wait to start this. I wish it was January already!


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Jenn (tellingmelies) | 4788 comments Mod
Chapters 11-20: (view spoiler)


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Jenn (tellingmelies) | 4788 comments Mod
Chapters 21-30:(view spoiler)


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Jenn (tellingmelies) | 4788 comments Mod
Chapters 31-40: (view spoiler)


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Jenn (tellingmelies) | 4788 comments Mod
And finished! (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Andrea wrote: "I can't wait to start this. I wish it was January already!"

Why can't you start?


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 46542 comments Mod
Wow you sped through Jenn! I'm supposed to be finished this tomorrow, but I highly doubt that. I mean, it might happen, but we'll see XD It is such an easy read, and I fly through it too when I sit down and read. So good!

Chapter 16 (view spoiler) Jenn clear some of that up for me :p


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