This was the third and final book of the series, so I was invested in the characters and wanted to know what would happen to them, especially Jeremiah and Alastair, but I was a little disappointed in this book.
It was kind of just the same basic plot as the others. People chasing, people being chased, people tracking down other people in order to help them, people trying to get revenge, no one trusting anybody, etc.
There was at least finally an ending to all the chasing and being chased… but the ending left so many things open and wasn’t very satisfying to me. After taking some time to let it settle in my mind, and I felt better about it than I did immediately after finishing, but I still would’ve liked a more definite answer about the main thing that happened. I will say, however, that it was at least unexpected in a good way. Maybe kind of bittersweet, but bittersweet isn’t a negative thing for me.
As I said though, it was the characters I cared about at this point. I didn’t get as much depth from them as I would’ve liked after three whole books, and I never did warm up to Robin, but I liked Jeremiah and Alastair. Honestly I think bringing Alastair in in Book 2 and having him play a big part in Book 3 was what saved this series for me. I found him interesting, and it seemed like he had more emotional range and realistic qualities (not always good, but still realistic) than the others. And Jeremiah and Alastair’s broken friendship was my favorite thing about this book. I liked seeing how they hated each other but still couldn’t help but care about and risk their lives for each other.
So this book felt a bit repetitive, and the open ending left me a little unsatisfied, but overall I did enjoy the series.
Fans of Books 1 and 2 in Lilith Saintcrow's Gallow and Ragged series. Anyone who likes flowery, lyrical writing, the cruel side of faeries, and gritty, flawed characters.