There were some parts where I suffered for Kate because what she was going through was pure torture but it made me love her even more, she's so fierce, strong and fantastic. The fight scenes were brilliant and she fighting Hibla had my mouth hanging open.
I was still mad at Curran for being an asshole in the last book but what he did at the end helped to win me back. I also love their relationship so much, they're so adorable and it's great to see how fiercely they protect each other without diminishing what the other can do. I didn't felt lack of chemistry at all and I guess this book is my favourite in that aspect because although I know is part of the genre, there weren't random sex scenes in this one. 😂
The rest of characters got to shine as well, Ascanio and Derek teaming up for Kate's despair was hilarious and Desandra being the badass she is was top. I'm also glad we got to see more of the were-rat couple, Robert and Thomas. I've seen people complaining about these characters and how they aren't important but it's good to see these characters aren't only background noise and they get to be an important part of the story. And all what happened in Mishmar was brilliantly done. Ghastek was great too, I knew the Master of the Dead had more to him than annoying Kate. Although I didn't believe the part where he was made to look stupid regarding the big secret. Dude is smart, I tell ya.
I like how in every book certain topics are touched, in this one was the genocide committed to the indigenous people in the US and how the cut of their magic link to the land made things easier to the bad guy. There was also a part where a person with a disability said this: «I refuse to be defined by which functions my body can or cannot perform well. Quite frankly, I’m more than the sum of my physical parts. I’ve come to terms with my new life and achieved personal happiness. Whether or not I will recover pales in comparison. Does that make sense?» and that's a beautiful message.
The authors keep building the story around different mythologies in a way that doesn't feel forced and every new one just adds a new layer. The long awaited meeting was just how I expected it to be and I understand why things ended like it did. It will keep the situation interesting until the final and I'm so excited to get to it.
P.S. Hugh is a hateful bastard but I kinda like him because he can also be so stupid. 😂
- Started reading
- 12 November, 2018: Finished reading
- 12 November, 2018: Reviewed