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In a world at war, who can you trust?

The empire rests on the edge of a knife, and sisters Ashyn and Moria are the handle and the blade. Desperate to outmaneuver the evil Alvar Kitsune, whose hold on the people grows stronger every day, Emperor Tatsu begs Moria to put aside past grievances and ally with Gavril—at least long enough to make an attempt on Alvar’s life. Meanwhile, reunited with her long-lost grandfather, Ashyn discovers that she is the key to a ritual that could reawaken an ancient dragon and turn the tide of the coming battle in their favor.

But with lies and betrayal lurking around every corner, Ashyn and Moria will have to decide once and for all where their allegiances are. And it may not be where their hearts would lead them…

In this breathtaking final book in her epic trilogy the Age of Legends, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong blends fantasy, action, and romance to give readers the unforgettable ending they’ve been waiting for.


 

Rating: 4/5

This series ended much better than I had expected it to. How did that happen.

shrugs

It was actually pleasant to read. I was sort of surprised.

The book starts where the previous book ends (in the woods). It goes on exactly as the synopsis describes, with occasional interesting events happening. Ashyn and Moria ended up saving the kingdom and blah blah blah. A few tears (or maybe a fountain) were shed, but it wasn’t anything that was too unpredictable. There are far more important things in the story. For instance, they got A BABY DRAGON INSTEAD OF AN ADULT DRAGON.

stars in eyes

ISN’T THAT JUST SO DARN CUTE. The dragon imprinted on Tyrus, so Tyrus became its mommy HAHA.

Moria was finally tamed, and Ashyn finally put on her big girl panties :OOOOOOO Moria wasn’t as reckless as she was in the previous 2 books, which was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING because she used to get herself into really dangerous and stupid situations. She did her part and didn’t go on random rage rampages anymore. It was honestly so unexpected that I think I’m more impressed than I’m supposed to be. Ashyn also finally grew a pair, holy mother. I usually viewed her as the slightly more annoying one because she always needed to be saved by someone. This time, however, she needed much less saving. She also FOUGHT. SHE. FOUGHT. HOLY. CRAP. ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR ASHYN PLEASE.

a round of applause

I think that me being so stunned by Moria’s control and Ashyn’s sudden strong personality says A LOT about how annoying they were in the previous 2 books ==

Many people had problems with the love triangle between Moria, Tyrus and Gavril as they felt like Gavril didn’t get the ending that he deserved i.e. they felt that Gavril should have ended up with Moria. I felt that the ending to their romance couldn’t have been done better. Moria seemed to have chosen Tyrus, but I still felt the tension between her and Gavril. The love triangle wasn’t exceptionally clearly resolved, but I think that that was the best way. Moria can’t just dump Tyrus for Gavril! Tyrus is such a sweetheart. I wouldn’t be able to bear it if he were hurt. But at the same time, I feel like she also has some unresolved feelings for Gavril. So the ambiguity in the ending was perfect.

In conclusion, this book is definitely the best of the series. Would recommend it, but that would mean that you’ll have to read the 1st 2 books so… Meh.

Ashyn had no desire to entertain court ladies. And certainly no desire to suffer through a late-night visit with those who secretly hoped someone more interesting would stop by. So she ignored the knock. But when it came again, Tova moved to paw at her feet, whining and looking at her questioningly.

“Yes, it is my duty to answer,” she said. “But I have decided there is more to life than obedience. I avoided death at the hands of a mad dragon-cult leader. I will not perish of dishonor if I fail to answer a door.”

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