Reunited with her people, Shanti knows that she must make a move in order to finally put her duty to rest. But as always, Xandre is one step ahead of her.
For one brief moment when she lets down her guard, Shanti falls into enemy hands. But if Xandre thought she would be a docile prisoner, he was sadly mistaken.
With Shanti running interference, it is up to the boys she has trained, and the army Cayan leads, to fight their way to her side.
The fate of the land will finally be decided.
Which side will be overtaken? (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
This book was a very disappointing end to a fantastic series. After an extremely detailed build up, Breene finishes her book in a whirlwind way with a lot of convenience. Once we finally got to see who Xandre was, I was pretty disappointed. We’d been hearing about him for five books and then he turns out to be a somewhat average villain. For someone who was so cunning, I didn’t find him particularly clever or intimidating.
Additionally the “challenges” and Shanti and Cayan have to face are not nearly as serious as all the others they had up to that point. Somehow I found the book lacked urgency and came across a bit lackluster. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to find out how Breene envisioned the finale, but I didn’t find it nearly as captivating as her previous books in the series.
Warning: Contains repeated violence and sexual content.
Rating: 2 stars!
Who should read it? Folks who just want to find out how the series wraps up.
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