Top positive review
Building up to an epic conclusion...
27 September 2016
Aelin Ashryver Galathynius - queen of Terrasen - must find the three Wyrdkeys, ancient and powerful artefacts which are her only chance to defeat the Valg king Erawan and his horde of mutated horrors. She finds allies in unlikely places and faces betrayals from those who have pledged loyalty, and discovers the truth about her ancestor Elena; how she originally imprisoned Erawan hundreds of years ago and the terrible cost of doing so.
But there are others who covet the Wyrdkeys, and the ancient and powerful queen Maeve of the Fae has her own plans for them which have been long in the making…
This is a series which keeps getting better and better, and while I was disappointed that this was not the final book I was expecting I look forward with anticipation to the next which, unless Sarah J Maas has started channelling Robert Jordan ;-( should be an epic conclusion. As a matter of principle I never start another series until the author has finished the first so SJM’s series ‘A Court of Thorns and Roses’ will have to wait a while longer…my next reading will be Mark Lawrence’s “Red Queen’s War” as not only has he finished his earlier exceptional “Broken Empire” series but the following trilogy as well.
While Sarah J Maas is often described as a YA writer, if you are put off by this term (and yes many such are clichéd, unoriginal and derivative) you should try this series – the early books are good without being great but the last ones have been exceptional by any standards, and as they contain sex and violence (although no drugs and language) I’m not really sure if they fit into the YA bracket.