The Last Stand (The Empire of Dragon Gods: Prequel) by Paris Hansch


The Last Stand by Paris Hansch is a Young Adult Fantasy of “a priestess, a dragon god — and a lie that threatens to destroy them all.


unnamedCelia 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?


Published: 7 July 2019

Publisher: Origin Publications

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Pages: 119

*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*


This is the first book I’ve read from this author, and I think it will be a GREAT YA Fantasy series!

We get a small peek into the this world of dragon gods, kingdoms, and war that just completely grabs us into this fantasy. The world building was top notch, and I think it set a great tone for the rest of the series along with an epic plot and tons of action.

I gave this one 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend it to YA Fantasy lovers.

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