Last Dragon Standing (Heartstrikers, #5) by Rachel Aaron

Series:

Title: Last Dragon Standing by Rachel Aaron Series: Heartstrikers, Book 5

Release Date: March 1st, 2018

Format: Audiobook (13 hrs and 11 mins)

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Dragons

Purchase Links: AudibleAmazon US

Blurb:  There is no way to write a blurb for this final book without spoiling all of the others. Suffice it to say, mysteries resolve, dragons war, pigeons abound, and Julius must risk himself in ways he never dreamed possible as Bob’s grand plan finally comes to fruition.

But the Great Seer of the Heartstrikers isn’t the only one whose schemes are nearing completion. The Nameless End is coming, and even the machinations of the world’s most brilliant dragon seer might not be enough to stop it. As the world comes crashing down, it’s up Julius to prove what he’s always known: that seers can be wrong, and Nice Dragons don’t always finish last.
five-stars

Enjoyment: ♥♥♥♥♥
Narration by Vikas Adam: ♥♥♥♥♥
Plot: ♥♥♥♥♥
Writing: ♥♥♥♥♥

What an amazing ending to such an awesome series. Narrator Vikas Adams really brought this Heartstrikers series by Rachel Aaron to life and solidified this series as one of the best Urban Fantasy series I’ve ever listened to. The range of voices from Julius to Svena to Justin etc, was brilliant and I was completely transfixed from book 1 to the end of this book.

Imagine the vermin hunter Julius Heartstriker from book 1 to this confident leader in book 5, the growth in Julius astounded me. This is what I look for in books, character development, creative storytelling and chemistry amongst the characters. All of that and romance was everything in this series, so I was not let down by this final installment.

The culmination of all of Brohimir’s schemes is the battle for his life as well as all of the earth as Algonquin relinquished her life to the Nameless End. This book saw Julius, Marci, Amelia The Plainswalker, Bob the Great Seer, Svena the White Witch and their consorts attempting the impossible, preventing the Nameless End from consuming their land. What a ride. I found this book to be as angst filled and dramatic as the prior books. The writing was so smooth, creative and riveting that I listened to it in one sitting. The ending was so satisfying that I just felt like I took a ride on an awesome rollercoaster at Disney World.

In addition to Julius continuing to lead by being himself, I loved the subplots, the relationship between Marcie & Julius, The Plainswalker (Amelia) & The White Witch (Svena), Frederick & the Heartstrikers etc. There is so much more story to be told here and I hope the author continues to explore this world as she laid a great foundation for more. I certainly hope the author will explore the subplots and keep this world alive.

This is a series that must be read in order but I recommend it to fans of great writing, fun characters and creative world building. I absolutely loved listening to this series. It was an auditory feast that left me completely satiated at the end. BRAVO to Rachel Aaron and Vikas Adam.

Share your thoughts