Series: Mer Tales #3
Published by Obsidian Mountain Publishing on 2013-03-15
Genres: Fantasy, Folklore, Romance, Young Adult
Source: personal purchase | eBook
From the back cover...
From the back cover...All Tatiana ever dreamt of was to be human.
With one kiss, Tatiana has discovered a love for a man she’d hated—the prince of Natatoria. Through the botched rescue attempt by her father against this union, an army of rebels has revealed their identity and intentions—treason. When the King is fatally injured, Azor takes things into his own hands and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants: to be king. Including killing Tatiana’s father.
Jacob had always been loyal to the crown, that was until his brother‘s banishment to die on Bone Island without an explanation. Invited to help on a mission with Jack, leader of the underground army, Jacob learns the truth about the kingdom and of Jack’s daughter, a girl with beautiful blue eyes and a heart of gold. Falling for her—a promised princess—wasn’t supposed to happen.
Caught between the bond and her family, Tatiana, the future Queen, must overcome the promise to fight for what’s right and uncover the truths of the past or all will become Everlost.
I enjoyed this series as a whole, but this book was definitely my least favorite of the three. I think my major complaint was that there was so little of Ash and Fin in this one. This book focused on Tati, whom I loved, but the first two focused so much more on Ash and Fin that it seemed abrupt to have them so much a lesser presence. The change in voices and in how the story was told was also different, not bad, but different. The first two were told in alternating first person POVs between Ash and Fin. This installment was written as a third person narrative and felt older than the other two, far less YA than the others.
Aside from that, Tati”s story was an engaging one. Azor was as likable in this book as in the previous ones. That is to say… not at all likable. There were times when I want to reach into the book and just slap the stupid out of him. There was a whole lot of mystery and intrigue in this book, a lot of action. That part of story was pretty engaging. I think I just really connected with Ash and Fin as characters and missed their strong presence.
My only other complaint is a little one, that there were parts of it that came off as a little preachy. This may be a personal taste thing, however, as I am not generally a fan of religious fiction.
Still a good book and a must read for the end of this fun series.