I’m excited to be reviewing The Last Stand by Paris Hansch today! Let me know if you’ve read this or if this sounds like something you would read. I’d love to discuss with you in the comments!
Special thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a review copy.
The Last Stand
by Paris Hansch
Publication date: July 7th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Young Adult
A priestess, a dragon god—and a lie that threatens to destroy them all.
Celia is about to break her vow.
As the head priestess of the most powerful dragon temple in the empire—Celia is a shining example of knowledge, purity, and unquestioning loyalty to the imperial couple, the legendary dragon gods themselves.
Sworn caretakers of their citizens, the priestesses must awaken the power of the spirit arts in others and guide the next generations.
But all is not what it seems. Everything they’ve been taught, everything Celia knows, is wrong.
Following Celia’s disastrous visit to the capital, she is trapped amidst a chaotic scheme that spans over a thousand years beyond her lifetime… and now she is faced with the ultimate betrayal.
Her Imperial Highness seeks to destroy Celia and her people—the very same people who serve her empire without question.
As the other dragon temple’s refugees pour in, Celia is forced to decide where her loyalties lie.
Will she make a final stand against a dragon god and protect her family, or will her loyalty to the gods last until her final breath?
Perfect for fans of strong female leads, intricate magic, complex epic fantasy plots and of course, dragons.
The Last Stand is a prequel novella to the Empire of the Dragon Gods Trilogy with Book One — The Dragon Princess coming soon. Sneak peek inside!
I’m a bit obsessed with this novella. The Last Stand has me hooked. I am so ready to read this series now, I absolutely loved this.
Paris Hansch has created a really unique storyline and I am obsessed with the world-building here. The magic and mystery behind it is really captivating.
This novella starts off action-packed, and continues that pace through the pages. The magic system is unique. The strong female lead was deep and intriguing. I can’t rave enough.
Highly recommended! I can’t wait for more of this series!!
Paris Hansch (Homo sapiens) is a fantasy fanatic, biologist and avid reader, native to Australia. Common behavior includes living in her own nerdy world of sword and sorcery, playing D&D and writing kick-ass women in fiction.
Armed with her motto of, ‘No More Damsels In Distress’, she battles to see a world where everyone can stand as equals, have the freedom to be exactly who they are and portray real female characters we can show our daughters and say, ‘be like her’.
Will you join her on this journey?
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