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Covenant's End

(Widdershins Adventures #4)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  465 ratings  ·  73 reviews
The thief Widdershins and her own "personal god," Olgun, return to their home city of Davillon after almost a year away. While Shins expects only to face the difficulty of making up with her friends, what she actually finds is far, far worse. Her nemesis, Lisette, has returned, and she is not alone. Lisette has made a dark pact with supernatural powers that have granted he ...more
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Pyr
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Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars, rounding UP, cuz I did enjoy this series overall.

It was a good finale. Not mindblowing awesome or anything, but definitely good enough for me. The ending was pretty emotional but something that absolutely had to happen, I think. I’m not the type to cry over books but if I was, I probably would have shed a tear or two.

I was VERY happy to be back in Davillon and with our supporting cast. It had become blaringly apparent from book 3 that Widdershins canNOT carry a whole book by herself.
Mogsy (MMOGC)
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

Updated: US/Canada Giveaway of ALL 4 BOOKS of the Widdershins Adventure series, ends 1/31/15, details here:

And so with Covenant’s End, the Widdershins Adventures series draws to a close. I’m not sure how I feel right now. I want to gush, I want to cry. Needless to say, these books have been a tumultuous emotional rollercoaster ride ever since the very beginning. I’m no stranger to h
3.5 stars - Spoilers

-The first chapter was nice and creepy, the chapters after that weren't quite as good though. It took too long for the story to properly kick in and for Shins to reconnect with her friends and find out what was going on while she'd been away. Once the story picked up though I really enjoyed it. Overall, it was better than the last book which was mostly filler with the whole random plot/new characters/setting.

-Really liked Shins returning home to her friends, she was at her mo
Nov 10, 2015 marked it as zzz-books-not-for-me
Read on December 28, 2015
In the end, I enjoyed the first book immensely, the second book was alright, the third was disappointing and the last one... it's not bad, but I still feel like I had to force myself to finish it.

As a whole my main problem was that I never saw Widdershins or Olgan grow as characters, they are challenged alright, but never enough to see a consistent change in their personality. The last book is definitely more action-packed than the third, and we do get a good conclusion
Wing Kee
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
A nice little end to a nice little series.

World: The world building is solid, there are a lot of pieces that Marmell has built from the previous books and this being the last it all comes back and it’s a wonderful thing when all these pieces are here one last time. There is still lapses and lack of depth to the world building but there is enough there for readers to understand what’s happening. Once again the magic system seems wishy washy and this time we get the Fae...yeah when did this happen
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing

So this is the end, and I'll miss Shins and Olgun, and Renard and all the others so much (but not you, Lisette, not you!).
I loved the Author's Latest Words, I loved that he, too, loved Shins and Olgun and I loved the end. Yes, it's hard to say goodbye to this two, because they're so faboulos, so awsome, so awww *_* and so funny that's very very hard, but it was the right time and the right thing to do. And the end was so perfect! It hurts, that's true, but it's the right thing for
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Covenant's End (Widdershins Adventures, #4) by Ari Marmell

Welcome to the review of Marmell's Covenant's End or *heavy breathing, wide eyes, drooling saliva* A Fan Girl's One Of The Most Anticipated Releases Liek Evaaa *dies of happiness and agony*. That is pretty much what this review is going to be about. Let me just say one thing before I start - I got this book Saturday morning, squealed like a banshee and ran around stroking the book, stormed upstairs and finished the damn thing the same night. Did I mention I cried myself to bed? Great! Now that
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bazı kitaplar bittiğinde geride pek iz bırakmaz. Widdershin'in macerasının son romanı Covenant's End bittiğinde çok güçlü bir yankı bıraktı. Serinin ilk romanından sonuncuya geçen yıllar etkisini azaltmadı. Widdershin'in çektiklerini Olgun'u ve buruk hallerini derinden hissettim. Başka türlü bitemezdi ve böyle olacağı belliydi, gene de gözüm yaşardı. Ari Marmell çok iyi bir yazar, takip edin ve okuyun.
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, from-publisher
The nitty-gritty: A bittersweet ending to a much-loved series.

“Of all the plans you’ve ever hatched,” Igraine growled, peering around the shadowy street corner at their startlingly well-lit destination, “this one is inarguably one of the most Widdershins.”

“Oh. Well, thank you!”

“That wasn’t a compliment!”

“You think not?” Shins sniffed. “Shows what you know. Nobody plans the way I do!”

“Now that, I agree with.”

You might be asking this question: “Tammy, why did you decide to read Covenant’s End when
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, read-2017
I'm overall happy how things finished with Olgun and Whiddershin's, but I still WANT MORE OF THIS WORLD!!! Well mostly Whiddershin's and Evrard interactions/ what happened to Evrard now because he's so interesting.
Joshua Palmatier
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Covenant's End is the fourth and final book in the Widdershins Adventures by Ari Marmell. These are young adult books, although I didn't know this when I bought the first book. I can see why they're classified as YA, although I don't think that's a label they should necessarily be stuck with. I enjoyed them all (even if I felt that one of them wasn't quite in line with the other three).

The premise of this final book is that Widdershins is returning to Davillon, after fleeing (and yes, she finall
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just go ahead and smash my heart on the rocks, Ari. SMASH IT ON THE ROCKS. As much as LOST COVENANT was my least favorite of the series COVENANT’S END redeems every issue I had with it, every bad thing I had to say, and ended up destroying me a little.

It really went back to it’s brutal roots and no one was left unscathed in the horror that was happening in Davillon. The wit and pithy writing was still there, as were the yes? statements but they were few and far between and much more to my liking
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
So Ari Marmell has decided to bring our time with Widdershins to a close. On the one hand, I understand the choice. On the other hand, I enjoy these too much to let go willingly.

It seems that the great and nasty demon that she pushed herself and her friends to -- and past -- the limit to defeat back in False Covenant had friends -- or at least family. And thanks to Widdershins old foe Lisette, they are getting closer and closer to setting u
Bethany Miller
Mar 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: royal_may_2015

In this fourth installment of the Widdershins adventures, Widdershins return to Davillion after months away with hopes of reuniting with her friends and resuming her normal life. Though she has heard rumors on her journey, she is still surprised to find Davillion’s wall heavily guarded and the streets filled with soldiers. The Finders’ Guild is under new leadership and is bringing down a reign of violence on the city. Widdershins quickly discovers that her friends have been suffering in her abse
Blodeuedd Finland
The end, that is always sad. But a good series has to end sometime.

Widdershin is back in the city she left. Old friends are happy, and angry to see her. Old enemies want her dead. Well Lisette wants her dead, and Lisette is such a B.

The city is in trouble in this one. Monsters outside, thieves killing and robbing inside. The noble Houses are fighting. The police are patrolling and everyone is on edge. Not to mention she is their bad list.

Widdershins kicks ass as always, but she is not indestruct
Dr susan
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Covenant's End, the last book (for now, according to the Afterword) in the Widdershins Adventures series. I bawled my eyes out for at least the last 25 pages, and I am still teary and sniffling. I reread Thief's Covenant, False Covenant, and Lost Covenant before reading Covenant's End, and I am pleased with an ending that does justice to Adrienne and Olgun. Covenant's End deserves every one of the 5 stars I will give it when I have recovered enough to write my review in the morni ...more
Fantasy Literature
Mar 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Thieves seem to be “in” this decade, and Ari Marmell’s Widdershins, from the COVENANT series, is one of the most popular in YA. In Covenant’s End, Widdershins returns to her home city, only to discover that there have been drastic changes while she has been away. Some are huge and affect the entire city. Some are personal, shifting the fault lines in Shins’ heart.

Shins carries a tiny god, Olgun, in her head. Olgun provides insight, but he can also boost Shins’s strength and power a bit, and prov
Jada Hope
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The perfect end to an amazing series!
There are some books that have made me tear up a little, maybe cry a little, but never have I cried this much while reading a book. I mean, it took me about half an hour to read the last couple chapters because I had to keep putting the book down because I couldn't see it through my tears. I was so moved and heartbroken and I don't know if that's a good thing or not.
Widdershins is one of my favourite characters from anything I've ever read, she's so weird an
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
And so Shins' story is over, and I'm sad for it, but very happy to have come along on her journey.

This time around, Widdershins and her god Olgun are coming back to Davillon; and all of the threads from the previous books are finally coming together -- dark magic, evil entities, political machinations, Shins' god-enhanced acrobatic abilities, and her continued (and delightful) abuse of the English language.

I can only hope that at some point, she does manage to worm her way back onto the page, al
For the first time in the series the author holds nothing back, and it shows.

Certain of her strength, she never imagined she might lose.

Once more Widdershins takes to the road, making her way back to Davillon, her home. But this is not the city she left behind. Rumors surround it, and a strange unease hovers over its streets. Desperate for answers, Widdershins hurries to a familiar haunt, eager to be reunited with familiar faces. But her joy is short lived. An old enemy has returned, visiting th
Today's post is on Covenant's End by Ari Marmell. It is 274 pages long and is published by Pyr. It is the fourth in the Widdershin's Adventures and as such you need to have read the first three books to understand the story. The cover is white with Widdershins sitting in the center of a golden circle. The intended reader is someone who has read the first three books, likes urban historical fantasy, and unusual stories. The story is told from third person close of mostly Widdreshins but some of t ...more
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I was torn in two when I saw that Pyr was releasing the fourth book in the Widdershins Adventure series of Ari Marmell, I both wanted and didn't want to read the book. When I started reading this series just last January 2014 and from the first book Thiefs Covenant is has won me over. And this fourth volume will sadly bring a close to the story of Widdershins/ Adrienne. It's always hard to part with an amazing series and Ari Marmell d
Stephanie Fachiol
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a worthy denouement with its own quirks, though the flaws of the series are still present. Widdershins’ largest detractor is the stilted, on occasion, writing and humor, but here it was most improved. The plot and characters mature beautifully, though a bittersweet ending is tainted by unresolved plot lines, one minor and one… not so much. (view spoiler) ...more
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy
The more I read this series, the more I liked it. It had a bittersweet end that felt appropriate. Not all of my questions were answered, but the author promised more books with these characters, so I am satisfied with it.
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This final adventure is fitting in every way but somewhat disappointing as well. Not just how it ends but the entire book slows down and suffers from characters acting slightly out of character. Still, a good ending to a fun and quick series.
Gypsie Holley
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Cried like a baby... It was a heartfelt, beautiful ending. There was only one issue truly not resolved for me and something I feel should have for Shins sake. And since it wasn't I hope to read about it later in another series perhaps... This was a fantastically written series!
Hilary Scroggie
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
This series was deeply delightful.
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novels-read
This one felt like a really good ending. I enjoyed it.
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, favorites
I was right, my heart wasn't ready. But this will probably forever remain one of my favorite series.
Thank you, Ari, for an amazing story and journey.
Until next time.
Kristian Walls
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing series, and a perfect ending to Widdershins story.
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When Ari Marmell has free time left over between feeding cats and posting on social media, he writes a little bit. His work includes novels, short stories, role-playing games, and video games, all of which he enjoyed in lieu of school work when growing up. He’s the author of the Mick Oberon gangland/urban fantasy series, the Widdershins YA fantasy series, and many others, with publishers such as D ...more

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Widdershins Adventures (4 books)
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