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The Dragon Librarian is an epic fantasy novel written for young adults by author Marc Secchia, and it forms the first book of the Scrolls of Fire series. In a world unlike our own, where Dragons roam and live in the same realm as humans, a young girl cursed with blindness and disfigurement learns the truth about her own power and strength. Auli-Ambar is taken by sheer kindness from a world of abuse and sent to work as a cleaner of roosts in the magical Dragon library. Ignored by all who meet her, a chance encounter with a young magical scholar starts Auli on a journey that will allow her to feel courageous and powerful at last.
In an immersive story heavily committed to its world-building qualities, fans of hardcore and epic fantasy works are certain to devour every moment of this slow-burning, character-led novel. Author Marc Secchia paints a beautiful, gothic and often bittersweet portrait of Auli-Ambar’s dark world, crafting a stunning array of sensations beyond sight for us to enjoy with her. Auli’s magic is well thought out and well defined, allowing us to learn with her all the secrets of dragon lore, as well as the characters she meets along the way. Suitable for older YA readers and adults alike, Auli’s development is heartwarming, and surrounded by complex, developed lore and language for the world she inhabits, making her journey feel real from start to end. Overall, The Dragon Librarian is highly recommended for epic fantasy fans seeking a new world to fall into, and fall in love with.