Fans of Three Dark Crowns and Leigh Bardugo will devour the heart-stopping finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling Burning Glass trilogy, as teen empath Sonya fights to regain her powers amidst a vengeful civil war.
Civil war is on the horizon, and Sonya is helpless to stop it. With her empathic powers gone, she can no longer protect her beloved Anton from his vindictive brother Valko, who will stop at nothing to get his revenge and reclaim his throne. Even if that means using an Auraseer to hunt—and kill—both Sonya and Anton.
Then Sonya hears about an empath in a far-off kingdom who may be able to heal her—but without her powers, finding the legendary Auraseer will be dangerous. And if she doesn’t succeed, the peace Sonya sacrificed so much to achieve will be shattered forever.
Easy read. Annoying heroine. Hero is surprisingly wishy washy. Some interesting characters, but story is trope after trope. No surprises whatsoever. If you read books like these for romance, be prepared to cringe…or better yet, give them a pass and just reread your favorite Sara Maas chapters. Leigh B. has done such a remarkable job of capturing the essence of a Russian fairytale and has set the bar high. These books don’t even come close. They are, however we’ll-written, and can be read on a snowy day when you’re desperate.