The capital has fallen...
Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away.
An army divided...
With the Kez still bearing down upon them and without clear leadership, the Adran army has turned against itself. Inspector Adamat is drawn into the very heart of this new mutiny with promises of finding his kidnapped son.
All hope rests with one...
And Taniel Two-shot, hunted by men he once thought his friends, must safeguard the only chance Adro has of getting through this war without being destroyed...
I do find myself somewhat disappointed. Yes it was a good ending to the trilogy. But that is just that, it was a good ending. It was not a brilliant ending. I read this book in 3 days. 3 days! I read the last book in 1. For those who did not get that, I meant that it was not spellbinding.
Tamas is one cool general, but here I found myself yawning a bit at the war scenes. Mostly cos it was behind the war scenes. A quick campaign or some pillaging would be better. Now it was waiting, waiting, a bit of fire, thinking, and somewhat dull.
Taniel is good. I wanted more of him :/ Also I definitely wanted more of Ka-poel, I am still all what is she? Yes sorceress but still!
We also got a new privileged, but Nila rose too fast and there were too many question marks. What so no one ever saw anything and suddenly she is all powerful? That was easy. She could just have tried that earlier, but I guess she never did. Close to Mary Sue territory. But now as one minor character she escaped that cos I was more interested in Bo..he was weird.
And then of course Adamat who totally could have his own tv-series. Now that would be a interesting fantasy mystery show.
It all came together in the end. Is the kingdom better this way? The Gods can only tell...I do expect an uprising in 20 years or so.
But of course yes I enjoyed it. It was almost 600 pages and I still read it fast even though I did not have a lot of reading time. It was interesting, this form of fantasy is fresh and I am sad to see it all end.
Hardcover, 580 pages
Published February 10th 2015 by Orbit
Powder Mage #3