“This was a great quarantine book! It was the perfect escape during such a stressful year.” – C.A.
She is a rebel. Lilla is fighting for the refugees’s freedom from oppression. The king, her father, lost touch with reality ever since Lilla’s mother died. Now everyone else is paying the price.
The arrival of Callum, a powerful Teryn general, complicates Lilla’s life. His presence leads to conflicted feelings and friction with Arrov, a handsome pilot and fellow rebel.
Her life is not what she imagined it to be. Not by far. Meddling gods, love interests and sudden magical abilities have no room in Lilla’s world, but that has become her new reality. No matter how hard she pushes them away, it’s too late. They all seek to control her anyway.
Now the Era War between two ruling archgods forces Lilla to act: accept who she really is magic and all; find true love; fulfill her destiny by defeating the Archgod of Chaos and Destruction before He finds her. The Last Lumenian.
There are so many YA Fantasy stories out there to choose from, but if you’re looking for a read that is immersive, has such exceptional world-building and intricately detailed characters there’s a glossary to keep track of everything, then you absolutely must dive into Last Lumenian.
To say I enjoyed this read would be a sad misrepresentation. The unique, colorful landscape into which the author deftly weaves her tale was exquisitely described. So much so, I felt surrounded by each scene as I read it. Who needs VR! While there were many characters to meet and histories to learn, the flow of the story never felt bogged down. The pacing was precisely what it needed to be in order to draw you in AND keep you turning pages.
Lilla is a teenager and she’s just what she should be: adventurous, rebellious, curious, uncertain. Particularly when abilities she didn’t realize she had begin to complicate her life. Magic has no place in her steady role as the ruling King’s daughter. She has responsibilities and requirements to fulfill, but those roles lead her into murky waters where she discovers oppression on a galactic scale.
And, like any great coming of age tale, just when she thinks she’s beginning to understand things, along comes a powerful general whose focus on his mission could lead to the destruction of her entire world! Emotions and wills collide. The status quo turns upside down, and whether she’s ready or not, Lilla is thrust into a quest that will either devour her entirely or change her absolutely.
S.G. Blaise was born in a faraway land of castles, monarchies and fallen dictatorships. Hollywood movies were forbidden under the Soviet oppression during her childhood, but her dad smuggled them in anyway, risking his life so that his children could experience the magic and hope inherent in those stories. She watched rebellions unfold in real time. Journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean for love. She ended up in sunny California, where she is living her dream – writing stories and annoying family members.