Sunday, 10 November 2013

Review - Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder

Taste of Darkness (Healer, #3)

She's fought death and won. But how can she fight her fears?

Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he's gone forever.

But there's a more immediate threat. The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry's healing powers are needed now more than ever.Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully. For the future of her world depends on her decision.

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Read my reviews of the first two books in the series, Touch of Power and Scent of Magic!

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review Taste of Darkness, the final book in Maria V. Snyder’s latest fantastic trilogy! Picking up where Scent of Magic left off, this excellent third novel brings more of the same – betrayals, ambushes, sarcastic dialogue, and vivid characters. The action is as fast-paced as ever and the villains are wonderfully creepy – especially the sinister Skeleton King.

Numerous story threads converge and we get answers to some of the main questions of the series. The ending felt a tad rushed but satisfying regardless, and tied up all the loose ends nicely. I’d absolutely recommend this series to fans of action-packed, character-driven fantasy!

Rating: ****

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