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(Shattered Realms #4)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  3,677 ratings  ·  428 reviews
In this indispensable conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shattered Realms series, master storyteller Cinda Williams Chima delivers spellbinding action, bittersweet reunions, and dazzling revelations.

Warrior Alyssa ana’Raisa would do anything to protect her home, the Fells, and her legacy, the Gray Wolf line. But as a prisoner of Empress Celestine, Lyss is forced
Hardcover, 647 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by HarperTeen
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Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whose here after Stormcaster just staring at the blank page hoping that you will see something change through sheer force of will?

Edit: Hanalea's bloody bones, has it already been a year? Deathcaster releases tomorow? Im so ready!
Robin (Bridge Four)
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Another series in the The Seven Realms  is complete and we have fallen in love with another generation of its characters, journeying along with them against foes - both new and old, in their quest to preserve the Gray Wolf Line and way of life in the Fells.  I will not add too many details as to not spoil the series. 

Deathcaster was good; it had most of the things I hoped for in a final book; the reunions of characters and the culmination of
Taylor of Elfhame ❦
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
After some consideration, I unfortunately had to drop this down to 4 stars. That doesn’t mean I loved it any less! It just wasn’t quite sitting right with me that I ignored some issues I had.

After so long, this series has come to an end. I’ve been invested in the world of the Realms for years and it’s crazy to be letting it go. I’ve fallen in love with two generations of characters and been mesmerized by the scale of politics and intrigue and magic. These novels have truly never received the ap
Kailey (Kathryn is looking for me)
Guys..... guys..... I can't handle it.



I can't. I really, really can't. I'm sorry CWC, I'll be dead from anticipation long before this comes out.

So please, please, any tender soul, show me a morsel of mercy that when you read this for yourself, do it out loud so that my spirit can hear you. Hold your book out arms-length so that the last ghostly vestiges of my eyeballs can read over your shoulder. In a totally non-creepy way.

Do it for me. For Lyssa and Hal.

For Han.

Robert Eriksson
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Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deathcaster is nothing if not ambitious. Eight POV characters, more mysteries than the Hardy Boys can solve, several pairs of star-crossed lovers, and an epic sprawling world full of various magics and prejudices. In this four-book series, a full two and a half books were just setup. So the fact that this book is even remotely coherent is worth lauding, let alone that it had some really good and satisfying moments.

Before I get into the nitty-gritty, it’s worth noting that I’m grading on a curve.
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
Very good ending to a fun and fast paced series. Full RTC!

Actual Rating: 4.5 stars
Julian Kanagy
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Really, 2.5 stars.
I think this one was my least favorite of the series, and I really did not like the second book.
I’m not entirely sure if it’s because it’s been a year since I read the last one or if the last one was just so mind blowingly good that this one could never hope to compare, but this one just fell far short of all my expectations.
For one, there was no real battle. For another, all of the endings for the characters were immense let downs. And for a final thing, the characters themse
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
No spoilers in this review of Deathcaster. I really liked this book and give it 4.5 stars! I rounded the 4.5 stars down to 4, however, because I didn’t love it as much as The Crimson Crown, the finale of Seven Realms, the predecessor series. Each book in that series was better than the last, culminating in one of my all-time favorite finales.

Even though it lacked a little of the action-packed and emotional punch of The Crimson Crown, Deathcaster was a fitting conclusion overall. How lucky are we
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The cover was epic. 💞😍


Plot - 5/5
Character - 4/5
World Building - 4/5
Writing Style - 4/5
Cover - 3/5

Rating - 4 / 5

I truly like the proposal part. ❤😍❤
Kenna Galloway
Ah. The last 200 pages were excellent, but the 400 before that were just all over the place. Connection to characters got lost in all the perspectives (seven, I think). And while I was inherently invested in the secondary characters, I wish it had not come at the detriment of Lyss and Ash. I love this world and these series, but was ultimately disappointed in this finale’s distraction with servicing every character a superficial character arc.
Athena Archeron
Aug 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: squads
“Courage wasn't lack of fear - it was doing what needed doing in the face of it.”

4.5 stars. Deathcaster was well constructed, following all of the characters from the former books as they battle the Empress in the east. Dragons are more important in this book, and acted like giant fire breathing puppies. The way they bonded with certain characters was adorable, making for my favorite scenes in this book, if not the series. The way Jenna, Breon, and Evan interacted was also sweet, as was the way
I wanted to love this book so much as no book in the Shattered Realms series and the Demon King series let me down before but this was so disappointing. I don't understand how this could happen.

What I liked:
- Evan and Destin, nothing more to say to them
- the politics of the world and how everything is connected

But that's it. I mean I still love the overall concept and the characters in itself are still likable - with the exception of Jenna, I somehow have a hard time enjoying her chapters. But t
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a fantastic conclusion to the Sattered Realms series. Cinda Williams Chima has such a way with writing engaging political warfare. I truly feel when I am reading this series that I myself am in the middle of all the action. With this being now the 13th book of Chima's I have completed I can definitely say she is still to this day one of my favorite author of all time. I want to continue reading any and everything she writes in the future. Deathcaster has such a large cast of characters but ...more
Dan Lutts
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cinda Williams Chima's Deathcaster concludes her Shattered Realms series. The previous novel, Stormcaster left Alyssa ana'Raisa a captive of the fearsome Empress Celestine, who was forcing Alyssa to wage war against her own kingdom. This book brings all the characters in the previous three together – from Alyssa's brother Adrian sul'Han (aka Ash), Jenna Bandelow, Halston Matelon, Evan Strangward to the rest. Wars are waged against Felsmarch and the Kingdom of Arden and a revolt overthrows a king ...more
Christina Getrost
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
An excellent conclusion to the series! Perfectly wraps up all the plotlines, but only after a heck of a lot of exciting action--love those dragons!--and near misses for our heroes and heroines. There are lots of battles, on land and on sea, some nice surprises and of course I love the romances between characters. Sigh. I always hate to see a Chima series end. Hoping there will be more someday soon!
Lacey Henderson
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This may be the best series of ever. I mean, heists on heists, dragons, pirates, betrayals and oh yeah DRAGONS. I’m in love and I will reread this series every single year of my life. Good job Chima. You are Queen.
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A truly well-earned, authentic happily ever after. Everything isn’t “fixed,” but all questions are answered, and characters completed. Difficult for non-high fantasy fans, but a truly perfect high fantasy novel.
4.5 Stars

Very good ending to a great series.
Cocoa  Sencen
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jessy (OCD Anonymous)
I've always liked Cinda Williams Chima's books.
I was mad for the Seven Realms Quartet. Absolutely mad.
I don't know if my literary taste has evolved, the book has depreciated or I'm just becoming a bitter jaded old woman but.... I like this series less vigorously than I did before.
I still like it. But that's it. I like it.
Like. It's such a tame word.
My heart isn't pounding and I'm not really rooting for anyone but still. Reading this book and this series was... Pleasant. Like a warm cup of blac
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

While I wish this last book had been as good as the other books in the series, I still enjoyed it and will miss the characters. It was the longest and didn’t need to be. Lyssa made choices for half the book that didn’t make sense for her character. The ending could have been better. Parts of this series felt as if the author had been inspired by game of thrones but who doesn’t like mind speaking dragons? Despite its flaws, this series doesn’t take itself too seriously and as long as you don’t
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
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This last volume in the Shattered Realms was a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT!!

Be aware that it will contain spoilers!

I begun this book with very huge hopes and it let me down big time! Lets start with the plot shall we; so I felt that the all plot was so rushed in so many levels, I mean it took one all page to kill Celestine! We have this ambitious empress that is finished in a few paragraphs! Were was the big war, the climax ? Well friends we have not such a scene happening!

This is one of the absolute best series enders I’ve ever read. So many things that I’ve been hoping for finally happen in this book plus way, way more. Long awaited reunions, pirates, magic, dragons, dragon riders, and plenty of action, deception, and twists. I could not put this book down, and I already want to go back and read it again!
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dragons
The most stunning series I’ve ever read. It’s painful to say goodbye to these characters, my friends. I’ve been waiting so long for this book/end and now that I’ve finished it, I wish I could start again. I’ll carry you with me- Queens of the Gray Wolf Line.
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-a-to-g
Actual rating: 4.25

“Courage wasn't lack of fear - it was doing what needed doing in the face of it.”

Even though this series conclusion had pacing issues and the ending felt anticlimactic, I would still consider it a satisfying ending because of the awesome character development and brilliant world-building.

We readers have different priorities when we read books - and that's fine. Some readers prefer lots of romance, while others prefer an emphasis on individual character arcs. I belong to the
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this world so much and this caracters. God it was great
ooof the disappointment
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New York Times bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima comes from a long line of fortune-tellers, musicians and spinners of tales. She began writing romance novels in middle school, which were often confiscated by her teachers.

Her Heir Chronicles series (magic comes to contemporary Ohio) comprises The Warrior Heir The Wizard Heir . The Dragon Heir The Enchanter Heir, and the Sorcerer Heir.


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