Thursday, April 10, 2014
Dark Forces Have Gathered and the Final Battle for Illustra Has Begun
Their journey to Merakh should have made Errol and his companions heroes of the realm. Instead, they've been branded enemies of the kingdom.
In the wake of the king's death, Duke Weir is ruling the country--and he intends to marry Adora to bring an heir from the royal line. With Errol and the others imprisoned and the identity of the rightful heir to the throne still hidden in secrecy, Illustra is on the verge of civil war--and threatened by hostile forces gathering on every side.
A dangerous mission to free Errol is attempted, but the dangers facing the kingdom mount with every passing moment. The barrier has fallen, ferrals are swarming toward the land, and their enemies draw ever closer. Will the discovery of the true heir turn back the tide of Illustra's destruction?
This was such a great conclusion to this series! I had no idea how the author was going to work everything out but he did it excellently!
As with the previous two books this one took a little bit of time to get into which was mostly due to the fact that I had to try to remember everything from the first two books and get my bearings. But once I did I kept wanting to know more and figure out what was going to happen. This author is very good at constantly keeping you guessing, never revealing what's coming up!
All of the characters were once again fantastic. There are so many key players in this story but they are all distinct enough that I was never confused and I connected to them all.
One of the great things about this series is all of the action. I love how the author writes everything in such a way that you can almost see it playing out in front of you. For some reason this book kept making me think of The Lord of the Rings and I kept imaging things in that context, which was actually pretty cool!
I won't say anything ore for fear of spoilers but just know that this is a great series that I highly recommend! And since I don't usually like fantasy that is high praise indeed!
Meet the Author
Patrick Carr was born on an Air Force base in West Germany at the height of the cold war. He has been told this was not his fault. As an Air Force brat, he experienced a change in locale every three years until his father retired to Tennessee. Patrick saw more of the world on his own through a varied and somewhat eclectic education and work history. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1984 and has worked as a draftsman at a nuclear plant, did design work for the Air Force, worked for a printing company, and consulted as an engineer. Patrick's day gig for the last five years has been teaching high school math in Nashville, TN. He currently makes his home in Nashville with his wonderfully patient wife, Mary, and four sons he thinks are amazing: Patrick, Connor, Daniel, and Ethan. Sometime in the future he would like to be a jazz pianist. Patrick thinks writing about himself in the third person is kind of weird.
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.