I have followed the Sanctuary Series religiously and I have read and reread books 1-6. Robert J. Crane has created a multitude of characters with unique personalities and dialogue. It's amazing how he puts them all in one room and blends the dialogue together with so much humor and wit. By book 6, all the beloved characters have gone through hell and high water and have forged relationships the kind where they finish each other's sentences. In this installment, Mr. Crane shows us again how masterful a writer he is with unexpected reveals. There are two scenes that made me tear up, Cyrus making a huge discovery about his mother Quinneria and Vara's final scene. The latter, we Sanctuary fans knew at this point was coming but still it came as a shock when all was starting to go well. Yes, one is never emotionally sheltered with Mr. Crane. It was hard work reading the book in public transpo hiding the waterworks. Sanctuary Series is my all-time favorite. I stumbled upon Robert J. Crane's free books in December 2014 and boy, was I glad that I did! Mr. Crane does not hold back. Oh yes, I do rage when some of my well-loved characters are killed off. I laugh, I cry, I stomp my feet, I curse, I fret, fling my Kindle (on top of my cushy mattress) and pick it up again. All of Mr. Crane's books are flawlessly written. Never had I experienced all types of emotions in a single book. And I can really say my vocabulary has vastly improved, too.
If you are new to the Sanctuary series, you will have to start from the beginning to understand everything. Books 1-3 remain free. You may feel overwhelmed by the numerous characters at first but there's a reason every one of them is in there. Don't worry, the number tapers towards the end. If you like fantasy books fraught with heroism, ideals, friendship, treachery, crisis and hope, you will enjoy this series immensely. It saddens me to think that the next book will be the conclusion but all good things come to an end. I cannot wait to read the next one. Mr. Crane's books are always a treat.
This book is a continuing book in this series of The Sanctuary series I found this book has helped to tie up some loose ends. I am going to get The Sanctuary Series book 8 when it is teleased in June 2016. Anyone who reads these books will not be able to put them down.