Release Date: December 21st, 2012
Finished Date: December 23rd, 2012
Publishers: Self - Published
Source: For Review
Source: For Review
The Review: This is going to be so hard to write, not only is this, the last book in the series but it also the most heartbreaking. It will be so easy to spoil things so I’m just going to try my best…
If you’re reading this then obviously you have been in it from the beginning, you know the story and you know the players and you also know that everything has been leading up to this point, to the epic showdown between the tyrannical King William and the people who want their freedom, who want to be able to live their own lives and right in the centre is Alexa & Nelly – the Sun Warrior and the Saviour. In book 3 ‘The Rise’ we found out exactly what Nelly is capable of with disastrous results and her secret is out, there is no turning back and people will choose their sides. Alexa takes Nelly and her followers back to neutral territory so that they can plan and set the wheels of war in motion but when the various residents find out who Nelly is and what she is capable of, it seems like she is never going to be safe anywhere. Alexa is forced to make some hard decisions in her efforts to keep Nelly alive and the true nature of the prophecy a secret but at the same time, Nelly is doing everything she can to prevent her vision coming true of Alexa’s death…. Meanwhile, King William takes a more barbaric approach in his preparations for war, no one is safe and there are no boundaries he will not cross to achieve victory. As they head towards the final showdown and the prophecy comes into play, death is a certainty….. will Alexa & Nelly come out of this alive & victorious?
I freaking loved this!! Even just the last 20% blew me away, left me speechless and yeah, in tears.
As I mentioned earlier, this is difficult to review because it’s so easily spoiled – for the most part we get a slower pacing full of strategy, every player is being placed and the board is being set, battle lines have been drawn and we see the sides firmly established. Alexa is leading the rebellion and the majority still believe she is the saviour which is what she wants in order to protect her sister, that has what her life has all been about and even though she knows it will probably spell her doom, she has accepted it and will follow through to the last and we find that there isn’t anything that she won’t do for Nelly. King William is also setting his war wheels in motion and there is nothing he won’t do to keep a grasp on his power…. Both he and Alexa are constants…. But he doesn’t bank on the variables and he can’t fathom the drive of oppressed people or the strength of unconditional love and they all head to an epic showdown that was just WOW! That’s all I’m saying about it, you need to read it to appreciate it and it is EPIC, and it is heartbreaking, and it is breathtaking, and it will have you on the edge of your seat with your heart pounding and wishing for everyone we love to make it…
I have loved the characters, Alexa will remain a favourite of mine for a long time, she has everything I look for in a female MC, Kick ass, snarky, always battling with her darker side & her fierce protection& love for her sister shone bright. I loved that through the darkness and despair that she got to have a soul mate, her Libra Kayden and that brought her some much needed solace & happiness, it brought tenderness and sweetness to a harsh life and they are a couple I will remember. I will always remember Nelly as a character that I underestimated, that was a really good realisation especially when we found out just who she really was and then when we find out what her strength is and what she is destined for thus giving the series two main leading ladies that shared the bond of sisterhood and I would love to think that I could do for my sister what these two would do for theirs.
I have loved the whole series, it’s made it into my 2012 top 5 and I will definitely need a re read of all the series at some point. HD has created a great scenario with the world they live in, the different supernaturals, the prophecy and the characters which made this an excellent read and I have been hooked from start to finish. Even at the end of the series we were still meeting new characters and given new things to ponder on that hopefully will lead to another series because I’m not quite ready to give up on this world. As for the actual ending…. Am I happy? No! Do I understand? Yes! Go read it and come back to see if you agree…..