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(The Amberlough Dossier #3)

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The revolution has come and gone, with Amberlough City striving to rebuild itself from the ashes. The Ospies have been ousted, and the very face of the nation has been changed in the process.

Now, a rising politician is determined to bring Amberlough’s traitors to justice.

Including double agent Cyril DePaul.

Everyone believes Cyril deserves to suffer for his crimes... except
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 16th 2019 by Tor Books
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Elise (TheBookishActress)
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series reviews: Amberlough | Armistice | Amnesty
Megan
Received an Advanced Reader Copy from Netgalley in exchange for an open and honest review.

Reading this makes me wish I had my hair up, lipstick on, and double martini in hand while classy music plays in the background. I am sitting on a leather sofa in the library with rain pattering on the bay windows which look onto the lush green grounds. I have a trust fund to support me for the rest of my days thanks to old money, just like a DePaul, but without the family trauma and loss of income due to
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Abi Walton
Re-read 13.04.2019
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Ashley
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Aaaaaaggghhh I love it and need more how can it be done noooo aaagghhh whyyyyy.

You can see the full review on my dumb blog here.

If you haven’t read Amberlough and Armistice, you should. You really should. In fact, why don’t you do that. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Did you read them? Aren’t they fantastic? OK. So, on to the grand finale: Amnesty!

Just as Armistice begins with a three-year time jump after the events of Amberlough, Amnesty does the same, only this time, it’s five years after the events of
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Phee
Apr 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
Well. This trilogy is now over.
I must say that after finishing this book I am feeling rather underwhelmed. This book has some heart warming and and heart breaking moments. Revalations and reunions that were long sort after. But I also felt like the author played it safe. The stakes didn't seem as high and they should of, considering the circumstances.
The characters were fantastic as ever and the audio narrator makes this series what it is.
Couldn't help but smile at the last line.
Give this se
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Freya Marske
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
A satisfying end to a fantastic series. Can't wait for five years to pass so that I can drag together enough emotional resilience to survive reading all three back-to-back!
Tucker
Jan 05, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: pretty-cover
OOO LA LAAAA! THIS COVER IS FORKIN' GORGEOUS!!
Leseparatist
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, earc
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley, in exchange for a review.

I didn't think this would happen, but at its (presumed) end, the world of Amberlough has grown on me, at long last. The third volume was the first that I really emotionally connected with.

First things first: I didn't even read the cover copy before embarking on my reading here, and I think that served me well. This novel starts several (?) years after the previous volume ended, and the world it is set in is quite different; but th
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Sarah (CoolCurryBooks)
Review pending.
Katie
Dec 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to netgalley and Tor for the e-arc!

What a series! It's been quite some time that I've binged a series with such enthusiasm. The way this series is told has beats unlike other novels I've read, and it kept this series feeling fresh with each new book.


Characters

The characters, and their relationships, are what I loved the most about this novel. I missed (view spoiler)
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Stephanie
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Small lies. Do you promise?”
E.M. Hamill
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This last foray into the city of Amberlough was a bittersweet culmination of all that went before. Aristide is back and as acerbic and vulnerable as ever, and we finally get to see Cyril again. Like Ari, I was saddened and angry and devastated at how damaged Cyril has become in the terrible years they've been apart. Cyril is broken and war-weary and bearing the weight of his past deeds in his soul. Cyril's sister, Lillian, is trying to rebuild her life and career, but her brother's war crimes, n ...more
Jypsy
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Amnesty looked promising but, unfortunately, the story didn't intrest me like I thought it would. I skimmed through this one. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review.
Rhiannon
I'm going to preface my review by saying that I wanted to read this book so desperately that, when it became apparent my pre-order of the physical copy would not be arriving on time.... I ordered a kindle copy so I could read it the day of release. I was that excited for it. Although the book was quite different than I anticipated, it certainly did not let me down. It's hard to think about such an amazing series coming to an end -- I truly don't know what else could hold a candle to it!

This one
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Lola Tarantula
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, low-boning
Queer Content: Plot relevent, well written, not erotic or fetishy. So much representation but feels natural and normal and very good.

This book broke my heart, hard. Firstly, I'm amazed at Donnelly's ability to string the reader along in the best possible way. A few little tastes of information and characters before she's tugging you off onto another POV and another taste. It's like a whiskey tasting flight, only much crueler.

The ending is perfect. Donnelly spends the entirety of this trilogy b
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Emily
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
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Julia O'Connell
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fitting end to Lara's debut series.

The revolution was a success, but that doesn’t mean it’s time for happily ever after… When Armistice left off, our exiled heroes had concocted a dangerous plan to topple the fascist government that had taken over their homeland. Amnesty skips the intervening years of bloody fighting and insurrection and drops us into the aftermath once the dust has begun to settle. With the Ospies gone, Amberlough is being ruled by an interim government while they gear up for
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Annie
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
The war is finally over in Amnesty, by Lara Elena Donnelly, but peace has not yet arrived for the cast of characters. They’ve been on a long road for a decade, some literally and some figuratively. In this final entry in the Amberlough Dossier, we see Lillian DePaul, Aristide Makricosta, and Cyril DePaul on the last mile of that road. They’ve been through a hell of a lot and my heart was in my throat the whole time as I waited to see what hurdles Donnelly would put in their way...

Read the rest o
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Kate
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, kindle, favorites
Solid and surprising end to one of my favorite trilogies

This book gave me so many FEELINGS. The whole thing played out like a movie in my head and I was gripped with fear and anticipation until the very end. I have utterly adored this trilogy since AMBERLOUGH came out and though I was dreading the end, I needed it, too. Well, AMNESTY gave me everything these books have always given me, characters to die for, politics and treacheries, bombs and glitz, wordplay and yearning, and by the last page m
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Megan Fennell
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I actually finished this book two days after the release date and have been trying to come up with The Perfect Review because I need more people to read this book. Read all three of these books! This author is just a treasure. Style, world-building, characters, pacing, emotional impact (seeeeeriously on that front!)... everything is working here. I didn’t know how much I wanted a trilogy like this to exist until it did.

If you love the style and glamour of old school spy stories, but also apprec
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Catherine Evans
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's 4am, but it would doing this book a huge disservice to shelve it without some kind of reflection.

It's a wonderful third instalment. I can't quite make myself say 'end' because, in the inconveniently realistic way this trilogy has always possessed - there are no neatly packaged endings. But there is, as the title promises, temporary peace for a set of characters who have earned it.

In a month full of beloved franchises concluding and strident debates about what 'should' happen and what 'can
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Taylor
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5ish. Rated down a half star for the decision to kill a favorite character between volumes. Otherwise I think this is the best book in the series. Hilariously, I didn’t find Aristide and Cyril’s chemistry all that convincing in the first book, though I loved it nevertheless. Here though, their relationship felt more authentic than it had before. A very satisfying end to what was a good if uneven trilogy.
W.L. Bolm
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I agree that the stakes didn't feel quite high enough in this finale, but I also felt somewhat traumatized reading the events in Amberlough, so it's a draw.

I do feel like this wraps up the series in a satisfying manner; the ending is still replaying in my head.
victoria.p
Apr 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a really solid conclusion to an enjoyable trilogy. I think the story I was most interested in and the story Donnelly was telling were not the same, so I wasn't completely emotionally invested but I was still pleased with how things turned out.
Rebecca
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. The best parts remain the incredibly heart wrenching relationships between characters. The ending is perfect, and I can't wait to see what the author writes next now that this trilogy is wrapped up!
Jill
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Do not want this series to be over! Love, love, love even as it breaks my heart! Need more Amberlough stories!
ariistides
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
4.5 stars

dead. more to come
Rowannan
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Now I have to live with the consequences of finishing this book knowing there will not be another one. But I loved every minute of it.
Sinistmer
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, lgbt
Compelling conclusion to the series--can't wait to read more by this author.
Sophia Jones
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq, fantasy
A fitting ending to a fantastic series.
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The all-singing, all-dancing Lara Elena Donnelly is the author of AMBERLOUGH, a vintage-glam spy thriller, and a graduate of the Alpha and Clarion writers’ workshops. Her work has appeared in venues including Strange Horizons, Escape Pod, Nightmare, and Uncanny (forthcoming). A veteran of small town Ohio and the Derby City, Lara now lives in Manhattan. You can also find her online at @larazontally ...more

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The Amberlough Dossier (3 books)
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