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“I would have waited five hundred more years for you. A thousand years. And if this was all the time we were allowed to have… the wait was worth it.”
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather as much information on Tamlin’s motivations and the invading King threatening to bring Pythian down.
But to do so, she must play a deadly game of deceit – and one slip may well spell the end for not just Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war looms closer, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the fascinating and equally deadly High Lords – while trying to find allies in unexpected places.
Thoughts on the Plot
The plot in this book is very different than the previous two books.
After Feyre’s petty but amusing antics at the Spring Court, we return to the Night Court and the looming war.
We also begin to see new storylines form in this book which hinted at many future pairings. *cough*Nessian*cough*.
I also really liked the world-building in this book. We focus a little bit more on the other courts in Pythian as well as other High Lords.
Despite those more positive points, the ending felt super rushed and everything resolved itself way too easily.
Many of the plot lines set this series up for more books, but I genuinely wish this book had completed the series
Thoughts on the Characters
Alongside meeting the other High Lords of Prythian, we also get a whole cast of side characters.
Feyre and Rhys are working incredibly hard to unite all of the High Lords in this book to keep the war from destroying everything they are doing their best to rebuild after Amarantha.
Lucien also really became a favorite in this book and I wanted to root for him so badly.
Sarah J Maas also doesn’t let up on the Tamlin hate in this book, which is disappointing. She gives him about 3 seconds of redemption and it just wasn’t really enough.
I also still do not care about Elain or Nesta. I feel like I haven’t really been given a reason to.
This leads me to how annoying it was that Lucien and Elain are mates but she pretty much rejects the bond. And I get it, she has been through a lot, but why dangle the carrot in front of our faces if we aren’t going to get it?
Which makes me wonder if I am either going to love or hate Elain’s book.
Feyre and Rhys also really start to show their “perfect, golden, main character” type of relationship and it was kinda annoying. Also, did you know their mates?
Did you?????? Asking for Sarah J Maas.
But back to the point. We really get to see some of Rhys’s true colors. Like when he went ahead and formed an alliance with Keir and Eris knowing how much it would hurt Mor, and then doing it anyway “for the greater good”.
While I enjoyed most of the new character additions to this book, don’t even get me started on what a cop-out Papa Archeron’s appearance at the end was.
Like this man let his three daughters fend for themselves and then that happens.
I know it’s fiction, but even that was a stretch.
I am one of those people who really enjoyed Feyre’s antics in the Spring Court at the beginning of the book.
Ianthe deserved every
fucking thing Feyre did to her.
I also really enjoyed the side characters and found myself really fascinated by the politics and intrigue created.
The writing is still a very hot mess express but it’s book 3 people, we can look past it.
These characters are some of my favorite characters, it drives me nuts how hard it was to come back to reality after reading these books.
I’m I am being honest, this was the only other book I really enjoyed in the series and I kinda wish Sarah J Maas had just ended it here and put us out of our misery.
With that being said, this book gets a solid 4.25 stars out of 5 stars from me.