Publication Date: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Goodreads Rating: 4/5 Stars
Cover Thoughts: I AM IN LOVE!
Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.
Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.
Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.
Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.
As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.
In this finale for this amazing trilogy I are left happy and satisfied. This book is filled with all the magic, adventure and romance I was hoping for.
With each book Raasch added another POV so we have 3 we are rotating, and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be. I actually really enjoyed all three POVs! I loved reading from all three POVs in this- Meira, Mather, and Ceridwin. It was really nice to see from both sides of the Meira/Mather romance, and to get into Ceridwin’s head regarding what happened to her brother in the previous book and her complicated romance with Jesse.
Moving on with the story….In order to do what Meira is planning on and feels like she needs to do, she will have to make a huge sacrifice. To destroy Angra, Meira will have to break through the labyrinth. That will take power, and its the power she is learning hard to control. But will it be enough? And at what cost is she willing to making in order to save her kingdom and those around her? It’s like the fate of the world now rests on her shoulders!
While Meira is working on that, Mather is doing what he can to save and protect his queen. So he will rally the Children on Thaw, have a game plan. And hope it all goes as planned. Which of course things will surprise you when you least expect it. Which is good cause otherwise it would be boring!
It was a book LOADED with action and I’m not going to lie-I get all the needed action and movement but I kinda wanted to move on with the story and hurry up because I wanted to know how it ended. BUT, be patient padawan it all makes sense as to all the needed action.
The romance… CALLED IT! I was very happy with how the author took it. I am happy with it. I am truly impressed with how uncertain which team I wanted to root for. And that takes a lot!
Overall I was happy with how everything turned out and look forward to more from this author!
Sexual Content: mild