The final book in the Grisha trilogy is tightly structured; Bardugo’s characters are driven to make very tough decisions with devastating consequences, propelled along by the nonstop threat of the Darkling, his army, and his terrible power. These consequences bring the characters closer than ever, but Bardugo eases the tension of the plot with stolen moments of humor and easy banter. These moments of levity balance out the emotional crises and also make the difficult consequences easier to read as they build up to an explosive climax. Although the resolution of the trilogy may be unexpected in some aspects, the ending has emotional resonance that will satisfy ever reader.
Cover Comments: Another fantastic cover--I love how it has the phoenix rising out of the title treatment.
Book borrowed from a friend.