The Rise of the Dawnstar Tour & Giveaway! (ends 5/21/17)

May 13, 2017

The Rise of the Dawnstar,
book two of The Avalonia Chronicles.

I apologize to ALL! I awoke with what was thought to be an eye infection, but turned out to be bad case of allergies in my eyes. I was doped and spaced posting this on time! Sincere apologies!

  Aurora Firedrake returns in the spellbinding sequel to The Last of the Firedrakes.

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…

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Top 50 Literary Classics by Farah Oomerbhoy

Here’s my list of top 50 literary classics which I think everyone should read at least once in their lifetime. I have read others and enjoyed them, but these are the few that have made a lasting impression on me as an author.

  1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

  2. Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë

  3. Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchel

  4. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

  5. The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

  6. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë

  7. The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

  8. Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes

  9. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

  10. A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

  11. Ulysses – James Joyce

  12. The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

  13. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

  14. Dracula – Bram Stoker

  15. The Scarlett Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne

  16. The Iliad and The Odyssey – Homer

  17. Aeneid – Virgil

  18. Emma – Jane Austen

  19. The Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien

  20. 1984 – George Orwell

  21. Frankenstein – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

  22. Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

  23. Hamlet – William Shakespeare

  24. Macbeth – William Shakespeare

  25. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

  26. Les Misérables – Victor Hugo

  27. The Canterbury Tales – Geoffrey Chaucer

  28. Paradise Lost – John Milton

  29. The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Victor Hugo

  30. The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka

  31. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

  32. Mrs Dalloway – Virginia Woolf

  33. The Divine Comedy – Dante Alighieri

  34. Middlemarch – George Eliot

  35. Sherlock Holmes series – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  36. Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett

  37. Le Morte d’Arthur – Thomas Mallory

  38. North and South – Elisabeth Gaskell

  39. Metamorphoses – Ovid

  40. The Republic – Plato

  41. Utopia – Thomas Moore

  42. The Faerie Queene – Edmund Spencer

  43. The Decameron – Giovanni Boccaccio

  44. The Prince – Niccolò Machiavelli

  45. Oedipus Rex – Sophocles

  46. The Phantom of the Opera – Gaston Leroux

  47. Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw

  48. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe

  49. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy – Laurence Sterne

  50. Beowulf – Anonymous

How many of these books have you read? Which will you read next? I’d love to hear your answers in the comments!

About the Author

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, her debut has gone on to win a silver medal in IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards and the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, along with winning a finalist placement in the USA Best Book Awards. Farah loves the fantastical and magical and often dreams of living in Narnia, Neverland, or the Enchanted Forest. With a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Mumbai, Farah spends her creative time crafting magical worlds for young adults. She lives with her family in Mumbai, India.

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For each stop on tour, there will be a special number at the end of the post. Collect all the numbers, add them up, and enter to win one of three prizes! Once you have all the numbers you can enter the giveaway here: 

The giveaway closes on May 21st, 11:59pm Eastern US time. 

My number is 22. 

Good luck! 


One Comment

  • Gloria Walshver May 30, 2017 at 11:10 am

    I am a avid reader of books print or electronic.