55 points, 3 stars.
They are the D’Artigo sisters. Camille D’Artigo is half human, and half-fae, with unpredictable magic. Delilah is a werecat, and Menolly, a vampire. It has been a long, hard few years, and now this is the final battle. This is it, it is time to defeat Shadow Wing.
“We haven’t had much of a chance to talk since I…”
“Since you returned from the dead?” I found myself far more blunt than I used to be.
Ah finally FINALLY the ending. Where we defeat Shadow Wing, who showed up in book one.
And it is a Menolly book. ONLY NOT REALLY THAT IS A LIE. It is all three of the sisters. And the only one who is important is Camille. So once again, Menolly isn’t even the most important person of her own book.
And about two thirds of the book is them setting up their lives after the series is over, before going “okay yeah, let us do this shit already!”
The whole Shadow Wing thing is so anticlimactic. It is just him going batshit for the last few books because the sisters keep beating him (how, I don’t know. They’re incompetent and disorganized, but I guess he is even more than they are), the sisters realizing they finally have a way to defeat him, figuring out how to do it, and then doing it. A few choice, carefully crafted, things go wrong, but nothing truly earth shattering happens. And then it is all over. Without much fanfare.
And it all rests on Camille. Because she is the only one that matters.
Then there are four individual epilogues.
Yes, I said four. For three sisters.
Because why not, right?
This wasn’t a stellar series, but I actually did expect more out of the ending to the series. I’m not certain why that hope wasn’t quashed by the twenty proceeding books, yet I still did have hopes and dreams for the ending of the series.
And they just weren’t realized. There were key parts of these sisters that the author just…forgot about when wrapping up the story. Things that were promised for these sisters were forgotten about. That isn’t even considering all the minor plot threads. No these are major, key parts that were promised for books that were just left without an answer.
I don’t know why I expected different, to be honest.