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“I swear by the stars that you and the others slain tonight will be the first of many. Of that you have my word.”
With Aven Dalmarta now hiding in the shadows of Meya, Alex is desperate to save Jordan and keep the Rebel Prince from taking more lives.
Training day and night to master the enhanced immortal blood in her veins, Alex undertakes a dangerous Meyarin warrior trial that separates her from those she loves and leaves her stranded in a place where nothing is as it should be.
As friends become enemies and enemies become friends, Alex must decide who to trust as powerful new allies—and adversaries—push her towards a future of either light… or darkness.
One way or another, the world will change…
*Thank you to Pantera Press & NetGalley for giving me an eGalley of this book in return for an honest review.*
This review will most likely be fairly vague as I am going to try and keep it spoiler free. At the beginning of this book something epic and completely unexpected happens and for that reason, this book is really hard to talk about without spoilers as even mention what characters are present will spoil the plot to some degree. So I am sorry this won’t be the most in depth review I have written! There may be small spoilers for Akarnae & Raelia in this review.
This is my favourite cover so far! It is so gorgeous and just makes me want to go buy a copy for myself! Which I will do eventually! But this cover is gorgeous! The colours, the floating islands & a fucking DRAGON!! Or should I say Draekon???? I can’t wait to get my hands on the whole set as they are all so gorgeous and I’m so keen to see what the cover of Graevale!
I still love the easy flow that these books have! The world building in these books is absolutely amazing and even though it is a high fantasy complex world I found it really well explained and was easy to keep up with. I’m never confused about these books as everything is always explained so well and each book rounds off nicely so that at the end you aren’t sitting with so many questions you don’t even know what to feel. I really love the writing of this book for that reason as there is nothing worse than finishing a book and being more confused than when you started.
In this one, I did really enjoy the incorporation of the Meyarin language in it was really interesting! I also really enjoyed that all of the Meyarin words were translated or, if they couldn’t be translated into English, there meaning it was explained!
I also am still enjoying the very little romance in this series. There is a romance of sorts that plays out in this book but it was directly related to the plot but it wasn’t really a romance as it was completely one sided. Don’t worry that isn’t actually a spoiler as it’s straight out obvious if you know the characters or the plot of the previous books.
This book is definitely my favourite so far! There is so much that happens in this book and I can’t even begin to explain why I love this so much, it’s just so epic and so unexpected! But just know there is time travel, Dragons, new friendships and so many damn twists and turns that I’m still kinda in shock.
Okay, so there really isn’t much I can say about the characters in the book without giving away part of the plot, so if you don’t want spoilers then please skip to the ‘overall’ section.
I love Alex, she is such a badass female character that is just trying to do the right thing and save as many people as she can! Her development in this book was really important as we see her interact with the past version of her friends and enemies and allow herself to realise the reasons those people are the way they are in the time she knows.
It was fun meeting Roka, Kyia, Zain, King Astophe & Queen Niida again! It was fun watching Roka & Kia bicker when you knew how they would turn out in the end. I also really enjoyed just seeing everyone’s back story, even if it was only a couple weeks of it. Learning about them and how they developed into the people we know was really interesting.
I also really enjoyed Niyx as a character, he was so passionate and caring in this book and learning the real him and the truth about him was awesome. I’m so keen to see what happens with him in the next book thanks to that abrupt twist we had right at the end there after thinking again that he really was the bad guy.
Aven, this is a hard one to talk about as you know in your head the entire time what he is going to become but you can’t help to kinda like and sympathise with him in this book. But you are still sitting there waiting for whatever it is to click and for all hell to break loose.
The last character I want to talk about is actually our loveable teenage Draekon, Xiraxus. I loved Xira, he was so fun and really showed sometimes that he is in fact only a teenager but also when he needed to be he was serious and caring. I think Xira is my new favourite character and I really hope we see more of him and Draekons in general in the last book.
I love this book and this series! Definitely a new favourite series! The high fantasy world created in these books is just amazing, the characters are everything and the plot is just straight out epic. I can’t wait for book 4, Graevale to release!
I kinda wish this series was more widely know because I so want a magnetic bookmark of the characters and especially Xira!! I am going to go on a hunt to find a black dragon magnetic bookmark that I can call Xira!