The small band of rebels then travels across the Realm, preparing it for war, while Chalice herself is brewing plans of her own that may just land her in the hot seat. What will happen when she returns her father to the throne? What will happen when he finds out what she has done? And … what will happen once Dar’Maalda learns of the rebels’ location?
In the third and final novel of the trilogy, The Legend of the Raie’Chaelia, you find out. It is a dramatic finish to an epic story of action, adventure, betrayal, forgiveness and love.
The Legend of Raie'Chaelia returns in the last installment “The Return” of this fabulous trilogy. The people and places of this final chapter are finally brought together, for one last battle between good and evil. The journey is very reminiscent of a Terry Goodkind book, though some of the names and places are much more Robert Jordan style. This series is a great introduction to young adults who crave adventure and fantasy. This author has the potential to grow into one of the beloved fantasy master’s that make this genre so popular. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for her next book!
The story continues with Chalice’s romance with Jeremiah as the main constant even through all of her personality quirks and challenges. The adventure comes over land and sea in the book and while some characters are lost, they did not give up hope. Magical items, creatures and other worldly realms are brought vividly to life to fulfill their final purpose in the story. All the loose ends are tied up nicely and brought together for the final battle. We even get a glimpse as to what happens beyond the last battle, which in my opinion is just as important as all the details of getting to the final destination. This is a fast and easy read for any young adult or fantasy genre fanatic.
I give this book a 4 of 5 star rating.
I was gifted a reviewers copy in exchange for an unbiased review as part of " The Return " Virtual Book Tour.
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