Title: Fall of Thrones and Thorns
(Threats of Sky and Sea, #3)
Author: Jennifer Ellision
Number of Pages: 234
War hurtles in, a typhoon over the sea.
After Bree’s life was torn apart, Nereidium had represented a haven to her. A place that—if she could save it—was beyond the King’s reach.
And, at last, she’s arrived upon its shores. But things in Nereidium are not what they should be.
The land is plagued by a rash of mysterious earthquakes, the likes of which it’s never known. The governors are distracted by old traditions, while Bree and her friends grapple with changing identities and the sense that the longer they wait to take action… the greater the danger from Egria grows.
Bree is tired of living under the shadow of King Langdon’s power. And she’s tired of waiting for him to be the first to act.
In this final chapter of the Threats of Sky and Sea series, it all comes down to Nereidium or Egria. To Bree or the King. It’s kill… or be killed.
And not everyone will escape the battle unscathed.
I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I didn’t write down as many notes for this book as I did for the two previous ones, and keeping this review spoiler-free also means that I’m keeping it short. But let’s see what I got!
Fall of Thrones and Thorns wraps up the trilogy really nicely, we can see character development, the writing improved as well, now we had multiple POV (I thought that this wouldn’t work at first, but somehow it did, and I’m glad for that, even though I think the chapter organization wasn’t the best – we would have like three Bree chapters, and then one Caden, and then four Bree, and then two Aleta … the numbers are probably wrong, but you get the idea).
Every character was as great as ever, I liked the new ones that were introduced and I even changed my mind about that “childish” character from the second book. I didn’t change my mind about the romance between Caden and Bree, though. In this book it was told that there was nothing serious between then, it was all fun, but I honestly would have preferred if there was nothing at all. It’s such a shame I didn’t like them, because the other couples were so well written.
The final scenes were amazing – finally, I had some surprises! But the epilogue … I won’t say it was unnecessary, because it wasn’t, but I found myself just wanting for it to end. I’ll blame that on my need for sleep, as it was already 1 am when I finished it. But I’m really happy with the end! 🙂
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Overall: a very good trilogy, that gets better with each book. My favorite character was Aleta, ever since book 1. I can’t decide between book 2 and 3 for my favorite, though – while I think the second book was better built and was better organized, I had been waiting for the events in book 3 to happen for a long time and Nereidium was a really cool place to learn things about. The main couple wasn’t my favorite, but I’ve already mentioned that enough times. Elemental magic was a very interesting topic too, but I think it lacks in information. Also, those covers are gorgeous! ❤