Review requested by author: The Last Stand by Paris Hansch

Jul 11, 2019

The Last Stand by Paris Hansch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Goodreads synopsis:

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!


Thank you to the author Paris Hansch for reaching out to me and asking to review your prequel.

The Last Stand by Paris Hansch is the prequel to start of a new fantasy series - Empire of the Dragon Gods.

I wasn't sure when I went into this book what was going on but wow. I was completely surprised and how the story was unfolding itself about 40 pages in. Take note, this is a very small e-book. I read this on PDF and the actual reading pages was around 80 or a few over. So it was a fast read.

Chaos, Destruction and Rebirth… the three legendary dragon
gods who rescued their people from certain death and brought
peace to all for two thousand years.
Or so the legends say.

The year is 1760 - Year of the Fey Dynasty.

Celia is the Head Priestess of Anadrieth's Dragon Temple and she is the most loyal priestess of her time but she was about to break her vow putting her entire kingdom at harm.

Celia is a school teacher and she is so supposed to awake the child's spirits arts element.

>b>The legend of the dragon gods, not a bad place to start.

“Two of the three dragon gods took pity on our plight,
Destruction and Rebirth—the two lovers who could never be apart.
They crossed from the spirit realm to take on human forms,
forging the empire in an effort to bring peace.
Since the dragon gods control the balance of nature they
brought the four elemental spirits with them, granting humans
the power of the spirit arts to protect that newfound peace.”

But after doing the unthinkable, Celia struggled within herself to protect her people. After returning to her kingdom, her husband and daughter can since something is not right.

When War begins to break out between kingdoms, she find out the Legend of the 3 Dragon Gods are not as they appear. As the kingdom of Anadrieth decide what they need to do when getting word of the war - things for this kingdom will change forever.

The plot and world building of this prequel was very well done. I am very much looking for to the trilogy this world is set in.

I also really enjoyed the letter that Marie (the daughter of Celia) wrote in the of the book. The plea for the readers And so I turn to you dear reader, with my request. Help us spread
the word of the truth to as many people who will listen. Please leave a review so others will discover our tale and know what truly happened here. Help us fight back.

I highly recommend this and cant wait to see where the author takes this series .


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