(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having read the previous two books in this trilogy, I was glad to have the opportunity to read the final book as well.
I thought what both Lily and Silas were going through clearly had an effect on both of them. While I always felt that Silas was more mature than his sister, despite there being times he acted his ‘normal’ age, I felt Lily had grown up a lot by the end of this book.
There was a stronger sense of urgency in this last book and I thought it was good that there was the opportunity to learn more about the other characters… though I really didn’t like Cassandra’s father.
I did like the hints of a relationship between Cassandra and Silas. It was good to see there was less of Cassandra picking at Silas in this book, but as she seemed to come across as more genuine, I felt a lot of sympathy for her. Cassandra and Silas were probably my favourite human characters in this.
I really liked Ozzy and Polly. There’s something quite moving about creatures who fight against their own natures… and I loved how protective Polly was over Lily. I thought she was a really likable character and I didn’t need to know much about her past to understand her. I would have liked to know some more details about what her kind’s like, though.
I liked being able to see more of the ghosts in the house and I was quite taken with the Captain. I didn’t like the governess, though… even if she was clearly capable of whipping the ghosts into shape.
I really liked Ursula, even though her nature meant that she made everyone else depressed. I thought it was really sweet to see her and Farragut together.
I really liked Alfrast’s character, even though I spent a while not sure I could trust him. And I did like being able to learn more about Villon’s past.
There were a lot of tense scenes in this book and I found it really easy to read. I’m sure I’d be interested in reading more books by this author in the future.