My Rating: 10 out of 5 stars
THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED…
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point.
WHO WILL CRUMBLE?
Kell – once assumed to be the last surviving Antari – begins to waver under the pressure of competing loyalties. And in the wake of tragedy, can Arnes survive?
WHO WILL RISE?
Lila Bard, once a commonplace – but never common – thief, has survived and flourished through a series of magical trials. But now she must learn to control the magic, before it bleeds her dry.
WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL?
And an ancient enemy returns to claim a crown while a fallen hero tries to save a world in decay.
I had a very hard time going to work these past 2 days, and anywhere else where I wasn’t allowed to read. This book was glued to my hand from the day I started it. I stayed up late and woke up early, all so I could squeeze in as many pages as possible. It’s that good.
I loved the first two books in the series, but the third book elevated it to a whole new level. The characters, the plot, the unexpected twists, and the intricate level of detail in this book are absolutely stunning.
Every single character in this book has a unique, strong personality. It’s so interesting to see them all work together during such tumultuous times, especially considering the initial distrust among them. The character development from the first book to the last is fantastic. Watching the way Lila and Kell both grow, not just in their personal relationship, but in their abilities, as well, makes it difficult not to love them. The friendship between Alucard and Lila was a fun one, the love between Alucard and Rhy beautiful. Osaron makes a horrifying villain. His actions are pure evil and it’s hard to predict his next move, given that he doesn’t have a body of his own…There isn’t a single character in this series that wasn’t well written.
There are moments that make you laugh, moments that make you cry, and enough action to keep your heart racing. This book was the perfect conclusion to a perfect story. This series has officially made it to my “favorites” list. I can’t wait to read more of Schwab’s books to see what she has up her sleeves.
…I feel a major book withdrawal coming on.