Victory comes at a price.
Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.
But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.
War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced?
In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will survive.
am so relieved this series is finally over. But I am sad too because it took 3 years of my life to read it and follow its heroes to the end. Love/hate relationships with books are so complicated, go figure.
>>To summarize 3 main characters and the path they’ve made throughout the years.
She is the most special one of them all; the bane of everyone’s existence, and, though, she keeps telling she’s nothing but a lightning girl, everybody keeps doing what she is saying. The world is doomed.
I am a little bit unfair right now because Maven actually showed some degree of humanity in this installment, but it’s a pity half of his minds still revolves around Mare, the precious. So, we get what we get.
Cal finally makes some decisions. A pity they are not long-lasting, because Mare is there to command and ruin everything. Cal was and stays my favorite character, but I wish Aveyard gave him more than what he got in the end.
>> Politics and war scenes are magnificent as usual. I think part of me did not abandon this series because intrigues and backstabbing are in extremely high regard in the Red Queen series. What girl with a love for everything wicked would deny it? Not this one.
>>I am quite undecided whether I like or dislike this series, but it’s undeniable that for some reason it stays memorable to me.