The stunning third book in the sexy, action-packed Crescent City series, following the global bestsellers House of Earth and Blood and House of Sky and Breath.
Bryce Quinlan never expected to see a world other than Midgard, but now that she has, all she wants is to get back. Everything she loves is in Midgard: her family, her friends, her mate. Stranded in a strange new world, she's going to need all her wits about her to get home again. And that's no easy feat when she has no idea who to trust.
Hunt Athalar has found himself in some deep holes in his life, but this one might be the deepest of all. After a few brief months with everything he ever wanted, he's in the Asteri's dungeons again, stripped of his freedom and without a clue as to Bryce's fate. He's desperate to help her, but until he can escape the Asteri's leash, his hands are quite literally tied.
In this sexy, breathtaking sequel to the #1 bestsellers House of Earth and Blood and House of Sky and Breath, Sarah J. Maas's Crescent City series reaches new heights as Bryce and Hunt's world is brought to the brink of collapse-with its future resting on their shoulders.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Bang-up action and satisfyingly intense romantic fantasy drive the third installment of Sarah J. Maas’s thrilling (and sexy!) Crescent City series. (Honestly, if you haven’t read the first two, start with them first.) Half-Fae, half-human, entirely formidable Bryce Quinlan is on a mission: save her planet of Midgard from its cruel colonizers, the Asteri, and in the process discover her true power and inheritance. She and her fearless partner, Hunt Athalar, are on an all-or-nothing hunt for strategies, weapons, and allies. And they find all of them—as well as some new enemies—in the strangest of places. (Fans of Maas’ Court of Thorns and Roses series will recognize some names!) Maas does an incredible job of building out the world in a complex and delightful way. Midgard is home to many different species like shape-shifters, water dwellers, angels, and even the dead, all of which have their own hierarchies and social idiosyncrasies. It’s a tribute to Maas’ remarkable skill that even with so many characters, twists, and plotlines, House of Flame and Shadow almost feels short at just over 800 pages.
Sad its over…maybe?
the end didn’t seem written fir a sequel but im happy with where it ended. It was definitely an emotional roller coaster. It’s sooo good I bought it on my phone, downloaded it to my laptop, and bought the physical book. This whole series is a must read.
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You can tell this book was written post-2020. Maas takes criticism that her books lack feminism and diversity, and blatantly injected it into this story, but at the expense of the plot and characters. This book was painful to get through. Bryce comes off as a spoiled petulant child. A sad “progression” of the Bryce from the end of the first book. Bryce is basically worshipped as if she can do no wrong, but she is a polar opposite to the Bryce of the first book. An unfortunate change to her whole character. I wish I counted how many times this book made me roll my eyes. I’m extremely disappointed since the first book brought me to tears several times and is one of my favorite books! The series has gone downhill. Lots of unnecessary swearing. ‘Alphahole’ is THE MOST annoying term, and ruined the few good moments in the book for me. Luckily the ending was decent, and tied it all together with a bow.
Loved this story so much. Excellent writing on each character and their stories. Great wrap up!