Meanwhile, some people will stop at nothing to prevent Raisa from ascending. With each attempt on her life, she wonders how long it will be before her enemies succeed. Her heart tells her that the thief-turned-wizard Han Alister can be trusted. She wants to believe it—he’s saved her life more than once. But with danger coming at her from every direction, Raisa can only rely on her wits and her iron-hard will to survive—and even that might not be enough.
I read this third book in the series within a 24 hour period, which in my opinion held my interest quite well to keep my nose stuck to the pages. I actually read the 3 books in a 4 day period.
There was a lot more politics and maneuvering in this particular book, where as the previous two books built up the characters, historical significance and various settings. I felt that this book had a reminiscent feel of George R R Martin’s and Terry Goodkind’s Characters and land adventures.
There were no really new characters in this book, yet some of the secondary characters storylines have now left more questions than answers with the feeling that they may have more to add to the story than previously thought. Other characters have got what they had coming to them and have been nicely put away on the shelf.
Too my disappointment, the next book will not be available until sometime in October, though I cannot see how the story will be tied up and finished any time soon. It will take at least 2 if not more books to complete the story. I look forward to seeing how this story turns out.