What is it?
Christian speculative fiction
Who wrote it?
What did I like?
A fabulous conclusion to an overall wonderful trilogy. I’ve said this a few other times, but I haven’t enjoyed a fantasy series this much in years. And it’s rare that I feel so satisfied with the ending of a series. Parts one (By Darkness Hid) and two (To Darkness Fled) promised a spectacular event in the third part, and it delivers. Great action. Sharp humor. Engaging characters. Believable plot. Just plain wonderful.
What didn’t I like?
I have to dig to find something I didn’t like, but if I had to identify one negative it would be the very ending. The very last chapter feels like an afterthought. Yes, it’s important to show how the characters end up and where they end up and how they end up, but the ending sort of felt tacked on. No, it didn’t bother me too much, but the ending didn’t have the punch that the final battle deserved. Again, this is a small complaint because what was written at the end was magnificent, but it was the one thing that stood out to me.
Should you read it?
If you read one fantasy trilogy this year, read this one. No joke. I’m not going to lie, parts of this one brought me to tears, not only because of seeing how the characters were affected but by understanding the deeper symbolism represented in the story. It’s truly one of the best trilogies out there.