Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.
Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.
Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.
Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.
As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.
This finale was incredible. It was for sure my favorite book in the series. Meira has lost and gained much. She trains and learns about herself. But loses many that she loves. Raasch really took “kill your babies” to a whole new level. There are not many fantasy books that can make me cry but this one did. This series was so well done all around. We get to see a bit of autumn and paisley. The two final places we haven’t seen much of. I liked the world-building. Each of the seasons and rhythms had their own customs and things that they valued. I thought that made each new place really interesting.
We also learn more about magic, though the end goal is to rid the world of magic. I thought the magic was really well explained and limits made clear.
I don’t want to say too much about the romance because spoilers. But like if you haven’t read this series or the first two books, maybe don’t read any further. I was so happy about the two characters that I shipped finally coming together. I’m always a sucker for childhood friends to lovers and this gave me everything I wanted.
Overall, I loved this series. And you will too. If you want angsty romance, a bit of a love triangle (but like a good one), interesting magic, and great world-building this series is one you need to read.
Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.