by Hilari Bell (Goodreads Author), Drew Willis
I LOVE this ending!!! Such a good ending to the trilogy, and all those loose ends came together wonderfully. The big reveal is the true meaning of the Sword and Shield, and how they work together with the Crown. I was so surprised and happy and delighted with that plot twist!
I adored reading from Edoran’s point of view. He is so obtuse about some things, but I loved seeing him grow and change and become a better person. He has an excellent character arc through all the books, but being able to get really deep into his character in this book was wonderful!
The world-building is so rich and complex, and the plot keeps things moving with lots of action and mystery. I absolutely love the magic system with the Arcanara cards and fortune-telling! It adds such a funny and mysterious aspect to the plot.
Once again, the friendship between Weasel, Arisa, and Edoran is the star of the show! I loved seeing those three bonding and working together, and fighting and getting annoyed with each other, and crying on each other’s shoulders and sacrificing for one another. There is some deep true friendship going on in here! Their relationships felt so real and honest, and I devoured every chapter. Not a particle of romance in sight, and I loved it.
Now I want to pick up more books by this author!