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Tomb of Ancients

(House of Furies #3)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  630 ratings  ·  105 reviews

From the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum comes the final book in the creepy fantasy series.

Fleeing the nightmares of Coldthistle House, Louisa and her friends have taken up in a posh new London residence. But religious zealots from the shepherd’s army are flocking to the city in droves, and ominous warnings are being left on Louisa’s very doorstep.

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Published May 14th 2019 by HarperTeen
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♠ TABI⁷ ♠
final update before review:

praise be that I can finally read this and all my questions will be answered . . . hopefully in the way I desire!!
(you bet your gran's sticky purse mints I'm talking about Morningside and Louisa as a ship mkay I have no shame here about that)


Another update:

Also why am I the only one flailing by myself about this book?? COME AND BEHOLD BRILLIANCE, Y'ALL!!!

May 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
I loved the previous two books but found this one a little hard to follow. The story was fast paced compared to the slow build eerie atmosphere of the previous books which I loved.

Another draw for me with this series was the chemistry between Louisa and Mr Morningside in the first two books, which sadly disappeared in Tomb Of Ancients. I know that it was probably wishful thinking on my part though because this series is classed as a gothic horror not a romance but I'm sure I wasn't the only disa
Kristin Sledge
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great end to a phenomenal series. I can't give this book enough praise. Some people were bummed that a certain ship didn't sail, however I enjoyed the ships that were in this novel. Dalton was always too precious for this world ❤️ ...more
Bibliyohan Blackthorn ➰
First. The Binders are sick with their cruel jokes and depressing games.

Second. Unexpected romances that I will never complain. I needed them. Haha.

Third. Found friends that became family always make me want to cry grateful tears by the end of the series.

Fourth. My girl Louisa has come so far and I'm so proud of her.

Fifth. A mixture of sadness and awe of how the war went and the cost of not how to win it but how to stop it and to start anew.

Sixth. That epilogue is the balm that I need on my wou
Cahache Waeardo
May 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
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May 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
Erm disappointing and confusing

also my ship did not sail
Taylor Iachini
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What a great ending to a great series! This is another one that I'll miss dearly (and consider buying my own copies for future reading).

I really did enjoy this one, despite my previous statement for saying that it moved quickly. And it moved very quickly, but I never really felt like anything of note was lost due to the pace. The only thing I think that I miss that the previous books had was the horror aspects? The feeling of mystery and dread that seemed to creep up and dwell around the c
Celina Fitch
May 25, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars: Although I liked the story the pace that intrigued me and kept me coming back for more in the first two was missing in this addition to the trilogy. It felt rushed and not in a good way. I would enjoy reading a novella about the epilogue.
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars*

I really enjoyed the first half of this book, it was fast paced and easy to follow for the most part, but the second half felt dragged out.
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ahhh, I needed that. A fast paced, entertaining jaunt. Again, I needed more of a refresher of the last book but was too lazy and managed to muddle through anyway. I appreciated how quick the book was to get to point and to the action. A satisfying end to a solid series.
Faith Farrell
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
I really enjoyed this final book. It was even darker than the last one with lots of lore and strange creatures. Great spooky and odd trilogy.📚🖤🖤🖤🖤
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rating; 4.5/5

Such a solid book to end of the trilogy. I was so surprised by the how much I enjoyed it. Highly recommend this series
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobooks
*sigh* I have no idea what just happened. The first two books were great! But this one was so fast paced and slightly confusing at times. I almost felt like I was reading something completely different from the other books.
Gabby Lecca
Dec 21, 2020 rated it liked it
Ahh! I was so excited to read this third book. This series has been addicting to read. However, the third book left me a little disappointed. The one thing that I think this series did so well is give us a strong heroine throughout the whole series. Romance was more in the background which was a nice break (although me as a lover of fantasy romance, it left me a little upset we didn't get more haha at the same time). However, the lack of romance gave Lousia more of a voice and strength that I lo ...more
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Louisa Ditton has a secret; her immortal father's spirit dwells in her. She knows that she cannot supress him forever and his lust for blood threatens friends and foes alike. To exorcize his spirit she is thrown into a war between the denizens of heaven and the inhabitants of Coldthistle House where she once served unwillingly as a maid. If Louisa wants to help her fae friends at Coldthistle then she must destroy the book of heaven in the Tomb of the Ancients. She uses her wits to find and enter ...more
Laura Yip
This was a very fitting ending to the House of Furies trilogy. Questions were answered, relationships resolved, villains punished. However, if House of Furies was suspense and Court of Shadows a thriller, then Tomb of Ancients was definitely action. Things happened fast. Almost too fast. It wasn't rushed, per se, but it definitely felt like the characters (and the reader) didn't get a chance to breathe after horrific situations. But perhaps that was the point. Things happened fast for Louisa, so ...more
Mary Drover
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, lgbtq
My reviews for House of Furies and Court of Shadows are linked. WOW DO YOU WANT TO BE SCARED BUT ALSO HAVE A HAPPY ENDING? BECAUSE THIS BOOK. Like, here I am, waiting for months to finish this trilogy so I can round it off during spooky month, and of course it’s the very first thing I read because Y’ALL LOUISA IS MY GIRL AND I HAVE FEELINGS ABOUT THE DEVIL, and holy shit it delivered. This is so much more than your standard horror book. Am I still going to have nightmares about the creat ...more
Story Eater
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtq
I had quite and completely forgotten that Roux had a final book coming out in this trilogy until I saw it pop up in some list of random meanderings around GR. Perhaps it was because of the random shift of narrative in the second part. Perhaps it was because of the tired and overused “good Devil” plot that’s been around since Milton sympathized with him in the 17th century. Either way, this book did another horrible job of completing a trilogy that got out of sync.

The first book in this series w
Raven Lucero
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
By far the least good of the series. But then again, I read it for funsies and not because I was super attached to the characters or world like a lot of people seem to be. Therefore, the fact that it moved at a quicker pace and didn’t have so many shining moments from beloved characters, didn’t bother me too much. I still think this series should’ve had more fun with its kooky premise and taken itself waaayyy less seriously.

That being said, it's evident that this was a rush job, especially when
Danielle Bush
May 23, 2020 rated it liked it
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Jul 27, 2019 rated it liked it
I did not connect with this book as well as I did the last two. I feel like a bad reader for it.

It was a good book! I saw it through to the end. I found the ending satisfying! I just ... didn't find myself rooting for anyone at all.

Louisa is fabulous, as ever, and her companions are perfect. The adventure is perilous but somehow nothing felt truly dangerous or risky for her. Louisa is a fighter and a survivor and I found the theme of sacrifice to be a little off.

This book also had way more body
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: libraries
A solid conclusion to an interesting trilogy.

The pacing of this book was a lot faster than the previous installments but I didn't seem to mind it. There was less fluff and build up. Instaed of slowly going up hill we charged up the mountain full speed.

I enjoyed the wonderful cast of characters that resided at Coldthistle. Lousia tried to leave it behind but it pulled her right back. I also absolutely adored the addition of Dalton Spicer & Fathom.

While this book finishes the trilogy as well as Lo
Feb 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I will always love Madeleine Roux's work, I've followed her since Aslyum and never have I been disappointed. This was so good. The character development, the plot. All of it, so good! The ending... a cliffhanger I NEED MORE. She's an auto-read author

There were some things that make me hesitant to say 5 though, mainly:

- It was super fastpaced and sometimes I was left having to reread bits becuase... what just happened???
- A riddle at the end of the book still confuses me... but honestly, I'm ba
May 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I am overwhelmed with emotion a harsh and cutting thing. Despite all the up and downs this series had at the beginning, the unsure footfalls, the misleading threads, this book tied them up beautifully and it made me love this series so much more.
Also LORE LORE LORE this series has amazing world building, and the
the illustrations were gorgeous and haunting making the experience come full circle.
It might not be for everyone not everyone is given a chance to fully develop some new characters
Katlynmae Chatfield
Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked the first two better than this book I think, but it was still an interesting story. Louisa now has Father inside her head and its hard to control. They go to London but end up getting attached by an Upworlder. They decide that they need to go back to Cold Thistle House and see if Mr. Morningside can help get rid of Father. War in breaking out there as well. Louisa makes another deal with Mr. Morningside. If she destroys something for him, he will help her, but it will not be easy and no ...more
Anika Buechel
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Did I read this whole book in 24 hours? Yes.
Do I regret anything? No.
This book was amazing.
This book series was immaculate.
Everything in this book was well written. This book was not hard to read but also not entirely easy. This book was a page-turner and always kept me interested. Normally I am not one for fantasy kind of books but I love this book and the other books in this series. I loved the asylum series but I think I enjoy this series even more. The ending of this book was great, but
Loukia Aydag
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the first series that I have ever gone out and gotten the hardback as soon as it came out to keep up with the series as its being released.

I love the dimension in the characters, I love the push and pull of confidence and defeat that the main character feels with her powers and the horrendous obstacles she must overcome. I love the character building and the relationships that continue to blossom from book to book, as well as the continuous action and intrigue that you feel while
Sammy Hoku
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really loved getting to explore more of the world outside of Coldthistle House and the lore of the Gods and the Dark Fae. Louisa has come a long way and her development throughout the series was wonderfully done. I’m sad that it’s over, but Tomb of Ancients was a very satisfying conclusion to a great series. :)

Kent is also a very good boi. ❤️
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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MADELEINE ROUX received her BA in Creative Writing and Acting from Beloit College in 2008. In the spring of 2009, Madeleine completed an Honors Term at Beloit College, proposing, writing and presenting a full-length historical fiction novel. Shortly af

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