This was a slow-paced series, but this last book did have more action, what with some big battles being fought. There was also a lot of political strife to deal with though, and I appreciated that the author didn’t just skip over all of that after the battle had ended.
I will admit there were some things I didn’t quite understand, mostly in regards to Sedetnet (however that’s spelled, I listened to the audiobook) and his motivation and plans. I always found him to be an interesting character though.
Speaking of the characters, the main group were a very compassionate, intelligent, introspective bunch. Maybe a little too much for believability at times—they seemed to handle everything thrown at them with perfect grace and growth, aside from Kalu—but I wasn’t really bothered by it. And it was nice to read about such a close-knit group and to feel all the love among them.
And, once again, I thought Phillip Battley did a wonderful job of narrating the audiobook.
Overall, I enjoyed this series. It had elves and magic and compassionate characters and sweet friendships, and this final book wrapped everything up nicely.
Fans of Books 1 & 2 in M.C.A. Hogarth's Blood Ladders Trilogy. Anyone who likes high fantasy, magic, characters with disabilities, and compassionate characters.
More Books in the Series:
Evicted from Vigil and faced with the impending descent of demons, Morgan Locke and his companions must unravel all the mysteries that are barring them from the salvation of their country and their world. Can they unbind the curse and free the magic to the hands of their allies before the dead rise again? And in the aftermath of that epic battle, what will become of the world they’ve always known?
The adventure doesn’t end when the last sword is swung. There is a great deal to be done. Join Morgan and his friends in this final book of the Blood Ladders trilogy and see how they conclude their epic journey out of folklore and back into ordinary time.