Gwin’s mama is dead, and her papa has been captured. With the new children she has met, it might finally be time for the elimination of the Devouts but first a bloodthirsty battle must occur.
I found myself confused by the swaps in perspective between chapters, because I was most interested in Gwin’s story. As I continued reading, I realised why it was done this way, and it eventually all settled into place. If I hazard a guess, this seems to have been a plot driven story, but it was over too quickly even almost for me to form an opinion.
I put off reading this novel because I knew it was the final in a trilogy. I think I have had it at least a year, and thus this review is anything but timely. Today I picked it up anyway, because I want to clear my bookshelves. Low and behold, on GoodReads there are only 3 reviews, so I am at least adding to the space.
I missed out on a lot of this novel because I had no idea on any of the background. I recommend you under no circumstances read this without having read the first two in the series. I struggled to even write a synopsis, not knowing anything about what came before (and what not to give away).
I’ll give this three stars. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing outstanding either.
Allen & Unwin | 4th January 2016 | AU $18.99 | Paperback