Key of Valor (Key Trilogy #3)

Key of Valor

Summary:

What happens when the very gods depend on mortals for help?

That's what three very different young women find out when they are invited to Warrior's Peak.

Light and knowledge have succeeded in their quest, and two of the keys have been found. Both Malory and Dana had taken their turns. The final, and last, test goes to Zoe McCourt - valor.

Now it was her burden, her risk. Her chance. She had to be brave enough, smart enough, strong enough, or everything they'd done before her would be for nothing.

Zoe has the courage to raise her young son alone, and to face all the adversity life has thrown at them. But will she have the courage to face a foe determined to do anything to stop the third key from being found - even destroying everything - and everyone - she loves?  (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)

Review:

In this conclusion of the series, we finally get to know Zoe a little better.  I did like that she became more of a warrior than I had initially expected (and how that meshed with her personality), but I got frustrated with how long she found Brad “shady”.  Although her hesitation to start anything is understandable, the insistence that Brad had “unclear motivations” got a little old to me since he was so clearly a good guy.

That being said, I really liked the way Roberts wrapped up the story and how there was a conclusion for both Pitte and Rowena as well as the trapped souls.  The final scene was, of course, a happy ending although I found their future plans a bit much.  (I’ll just leave it at that to avoid spoilers!)

Warning: Contains sexual content.

Rating: 4 stars!

Who should read it? Folks who have read at least one other in the series, this is the one that ties up the story.

Want to read the whole series?