(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having read the first two books in this trilogy, I was happy to be contacted by the author with the opportunity to read the third book in the Stonewood trilogy.
It was good to see more of the characters that I recognised from the previous books. In particular, I liked seeing Harcourt again. He’s probably one of my favourite characters in this trilogy and I felt that he’d really grown as a character by the events of the third book.
I felt that the danger the characters were in came across really well. I especially liked how, when Krestina used her spells, they actually showed a toll on her. I thought it was interesting to see that come across.
I did still notice the over-use of the word ‘beautiful’ and I felt it was unnecessary to be used so many times and particularly with the same characters. I especially liked seeing Evonne and Vrawg again. It was pretty cool to learn a bit more about their past… though I would have liked to see more of Vrawg. I know he wasn’t very talkative… but I still would have liked to see a bit more of him.
It was good to see the fighting scenes in this book as well. I liked that, although Harcourt was the main character and was good at fighting, he wasn’t perfect and did need help. It was good to see that, although all of the characters were skilled, none of them were particularly over-powered.
It was also interesting to see Feylane again. The way she evolved through the books was pretty intriguing and I could understand why she seemed so taken with Harcourt.
It was also good to see Orval and Syrena. I found myself liking Syrena more than I’d expected to in this book and I was able to empathise with her really easily. I was disappointed not to see more of her and Orval in this book.
I did especially like the ending of this book and it was good to see all of the characters in the epilogue. I’d be interested in reading more books exploring the aftermath of the battle and the characters being able to meet up again. But I enjoyed this conclusion to the trilogy and definitely found it worth reading.