Thursday 29 September 2016

Fall of Thrones and Thorns

3 Stars/5

Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for giving me this book to review.

War hurtles in, a typhoon over the sea.
After Bree’s life was torn apart, Nereidium had represented a haven to her. A place that – if she could save it – was beyond the King’s reach.
And, at last, she’s arrived upon its shores. But things in Nereidium are not what they should be.
The land is plagued by a rash of mysterious earthquakes, the likes of whichj it’s never known. The governors are distracted by old traditions, while Bree and her friends grapple with changing identities and the sense that the longer they wait to take action… the greater the danger from Egria grows.
Bree is tired of living under the shadow of King Langdon’s power. And she’s tired of waiting for him to be the first to act.
In this final chapter of the Threats of Sky and Sea series, it all comes down to Nereidium or Egria. To Bree or the King. It’s kill… or be killed.
And not everyone will escape the battle unscathed.

Fall of Thrones and Thorns is the enjoyable conclusion of this trilogy, which has action, world building and a bit of romance. However, this book didn’t capture me as much as the previous two books as the first half of the book was slow and didn’t grip me and the second half was too fast paced and confusing. I liked that we got the POV from Bree, Aleta and Caden but I felt lots of the storylines seemed to appear in this book without any mention of them in the previous two books, for example the shaker plot.

Bree is struggling in this novel with her new responsibilities and people’s expectations of her, but I felt that she didn’t really care about her people or her new home and all she ever thought of was about her friends, what is going on in Egria, and how things are done differently in Nereidium.  Caden is still protective and intelligent, but I didn’t feel there was any growth to his character in this book. I found Aleta to be my favourite in this book as she wants to discover who she is now that her life has been turned upside-down, where she belongs and what to do with her future. 

The ending was rushed and I was not a big fan of how all of the side characters had coupled up as it seemed really unrealistic but I did enjoy this book. I would recommend Fall of Thrones and Thorns to fans of the first two books Threats of Sky and Sea and Riot of Storm and Smoke.

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