This was a very good ending to a fantastic series. I enjoyed every moment. Hale brings the world of Basawar alive and takes us on an magica...more 4.5 Stars!
This was a very good ending to a fantastic series. I enjoyed every moment. Hale brings the world of Basawar alive and takes us on an magical adventure through twists and turns, slowly revealing one surprise after another. Everything was described in stunning detail, from the language, the atmosphere, the culture, and the setting.
The structure of the book made everything seem new and exciting. It had me at the edge of my seat anxiously awaiting more answers. Hale cleverly brought two separate timelines into one.
In the final book, I loved (view spoiler)[ how Ravishan and Kyle became one. Amazing idea. In Kyle's mind he could never live up to Ravishan or people's expectations so I was ecstatic when this happened. My only complaint was I thought a little more could have happened with Laurie. Her death seemed anticlimactic, especially considering everything she went through. (hide spoiler)]
This was a journey that brought fantasy, politics, religion, magic, and love all together in one beautiful story.
Highly recommended for fantasy lovers.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Everything takes off in this volume of Captive Price. There's political intrigue, suspense, intense battle scenes, and crazy sexual tension. Everythin...more Everything takes off in this volume of Captive Price. There's political intrigue, suspense, intense battle scenes, and crazy sexual tension. Everything I love. Oh and Laurent! We finally get to see some cracks in his cold exterior and a slip or two in his control. What can I say. I was instantly fascinated and drawn to him in volume 1 and now I love, love, love him. I've also grown to like Damen's character more. His loyalty and honor ooze from every pore. In this volume, the characters and plot become wore intricate and everything comes together.
This gave me chills:
The truth was marching towards him. His past was coming to Ravenel, a steady, unstoppable approach. Damen and Damianos. And Jord was right. There had only ever been one of him.
Part of me is terrified for Laurent to find out who Damen really is but part of me believes that he already knows. My bet is that he does. Please, please let him know. (less)
Finally, the world all comes together in this book! We learn who Wil truly is, while his connection to Dallin becomes more apparent. Through their jou...moreFinally, the world all comes together in this book! We learn who Wil truly is, while his connection to Dallin becomes more apparent. Through their journey, we learn more about their powers and their connection to the Gods, the Dominion, the Guild, the Brethren, and the Old Ones. The picture isn't completely clear but it has definitely taken shape. Of course there are still a ton of unanswered questions and the introduction of AEledfyres. In the end, can Wil actually choose himself over his Guardian? Can Dallin go through with Wil's request? I'm excited to learn how Wil's "name" fits into all of this. Not only a name, but a key. The key to his soul.
My only complaint is once again the book gets bogged down with too many details and drags a bit. I'm also getting a bit frustrated with how several key details of the story are not revealed to us. It's starting to feel like it's a brush off and not just part of the natural progression of the mystery/story. This is just something that keeps niggling at me. Half the time I feel the anticipation and the other half it feels like a big secret is being deliberately kept from the reader. Yes, this keeps us all interested and wanting to find out what happens next but I'm finding it's occurring far too often for my liking. HA, I guess I just can't deal with unknowns.
I'm glad I didn't have to wait for the third book!