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The searing conclusion of the thrilling epic fantasy trilogy that saw a young girl trained by an arcane order of nuns grow into the fiercest of warriors...
They came against her as a child. Now they face the woman.
The ice is advancing, the Corridor narrowing, and the empire is under siege from the Scithrowl in the east and the Durns in the west. Everywhere, the emperor’s armies are in retreat.
Nona Grey faces the final challenges that must be overcome if she is to become a full sister in the order of her choice. But it seems unlikely that she and her friends will have time to earn a nun’s habit before war is on their doorstep.
Even a warrior like Nona cannot hope to turn the tide of war.
The shiphearts offer strength that she might use to protect those she loves, but it’s a power that corrupts. A final battle is coming in which she will be torn between friends, unable to save them all. A battle in which her own demons will try to unmake her.
A battle in which hearts will be broken, lovers lost, thrones burned.
Lawrence disappoints with this pallid conclusion of his epic fantasy trilogy (after 2018's Grey Sister); uneven prose and stock characters, including a spiritual leader given to convoluted pronouncements ("There might not be a meaning to the world, or in it, but that does not mean that what we do has no meaning"), diminish interest in the story of a special teenager, Nona Grey. Nona lives on Abeth, an ice planet whose sun is dying, and is a rare "triple-blood," descended from three of Abeth's original four tribes. Much of the plot focuses on Nona and her friends' attempts to escape a clich d villain: Sherzal, the emperor's sister, who is seeking to recover a shipheart, an object "of disputed origin that may have powered the ships that brought the tribes of man to Abeth." Nona's friend Zole has stolen the shipheart and is the target of Sherzal's quest. The action drags, modern colloquialisms sound out of place (one character refers to another as "the big bad"), and death scenes pack no punch. Lawrence is very imaginative, but the execution here fails to live up to the series' promise.