You know that wonderful feeling when you finish a series and simply yell in triumph at how great it was? Well this was one of those moments to see how authors, Sarah Noffke and Michael Anderle were going to wrap up this entertaining series and certainly they did not let down the reader. Ok, firstly don't pick up this book until you have read the rest of the series because it is simply that, a continuous adrenaline packed story, filled with great characters, magical moments of action and conversations and humour. Looking back over the series it has been intriguing to witness how heroine, Liv Beaufont's character has evolved to become the leader she is and the impact of those around her making her the "born leader" she truly is! The fight to save not only the magical world but the world for all humankind and magical beings is now at it's most critical point with the resurrection of the God Magican ready to take full control. But it is now that the motto of 'one for all and all for one" that comes into play with The House of Fourteen to stand up and fight the fight that no one ever thought would happen. Finally we see differences in opinions, values and beliefs from the warriors and councillors no longer divided but forced together for good to triumph. Sadly we say good bye to some heroes but see the reason is not a selfish one but one for the better. Great characters in the form of Father Time, Rudolph Sweetwater king of the Fae, Rory, Liv's giant friend and many others take on a new evil in the form of Medusa and the Gorgon sisters to help free Father Time. As usual the storyline is well balanced with high octane energy fight scenes and absolute humerous moments of conversations between characters. One of the best moments is when Rudolph and Rory take their position in the fight to protect The House from the continuous evil spreading with their 'love fuelled' fight. Honestly say this series bought great moments filled with laughter and tears, joy and sadness but always hope. And just when you think it has ended you see a new little twist for the new series regarding Liv's sister, Sophia and her dragon's egg. Highly recommend this series if you enjoy genres of magical worlds, mystery, action, humour and yes... romance.
The final book in Liv’s series is wonderful. Sarah has found a wonderful balance between the elements that make this series so amazing: humour, snark, loyalty, fierceness, fighting, and love. The characters have developed strongly through the series, and I’ve become fond of them all. Well, not the Sinclairs!
The sub-plots are resolved, and Liv is triumphant. I’m sad to come to the end of this series, however excited that Sarah has started on Sophia’s story.
PS: Sarah, I was *supposed* to read Heart of Darkness for first year (freshman) English, but couldn’t get past the first chapter and was thankful we had a choice of novels for that essay!