The thrilling conclusion to Myke Cole's Sacred Throne trilogy
Heloise and her allies are marching on the Imperial Capital. The villagers, the Kipti, and the Red Lords are united only in their loyalty to Heloise, though dissenting voices are many and they are loud.
The unstable alliance faces internal conflicts and external strife, yet they’re united in their common goal. But when the first of the devils start pouring through a rent in the veil between worlds, Heloise must strike a bargain with an unlikely ally, or doom her people to death and her world to ruin.
Praise for the Sacred Throne Trilogy
"A heart-wrenching, blood-racing, all-around page-turner. Spare, vivid and surprisingly sensual, with a small, fierce heroine who will stick in your mind and live in your soul."—Diana Gabaldon
"Ruthless and heart-wrenching." —Robin Hobb
The Sacred Throne Trilogy
The Armored Saint
The Queen of Crows
The Killing Light
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Cole concludes his Jeanne d'Arc meets Fullmetal Alchemist saga in signature pull-no-punches style, albeit with some emotional flattening. Humankind's existential foes, the devils, have leaped through the world's wizardry-torn Veil, and 16-year-old Heloise Factor is the only one with a hope of stopping them. As she collects followers ranging from ragged villagers to a professional foreign army, her efforts trigger factionalism, and the already high body count continues to rise. Heloise's quixotic goal is to take the imperial capital, but what sacrifice will be required to keep her ragtag forces together? Cole occasionally allows himself to retroactively endow scenes from prior books with meaning that was not apparent at the time, such as Heloise's immolation of the traitor Sigir. Presented as pure, vengeful satisfaction in the Queen of Crows (2018), it is recast here as having created an emotional "yawning gulf" in Heloise. These moments do not ring wholly true, but the rest of the story makes up for them. Cole has brought this trilogy home with hard insight, maintaining the high standard set from the start.