I bought this book on its release date while attending a book reading by the author. I put off reading the book because I just didn’t want this series to end. Of course, now I know that the series will continue with the new book Iron Gold, which will be released in January 2018. This makes me very happy. 🙂
This huge book begins with Darrow a prisoner of the Jackal. Beaten, tortured, starved and thrown into a box, Darrow is a fraction of the man he was when he was captured. After a daring escape led by his staunchest friend and ally Sevro, Darrow must heal both mentally and physically before he can re-commit himself to the resistance. During his recovery, he finds he’s lost his drive to lead and possibly his reason to fight. After going on missions as just another soldier and following the lead of others, he eventually gains his spirit again and takes the leadership mantle back.
Darrow must figure out a way to lure allies to his side, forming several uneasy alliances with former enemies he isn’t sure he can trust. He seems to take one step forward and two steps back as he tries to lead his rag-tag group of resistance fighters into the biggest class war in hundreds of years.
The book is expertly written and just when you think you know what’s going to happen, the author throws a twist into the mix and you’re off in another direction. There is plenty of action, intrigue, betrayals, losses and heartache in the story. The ending is a rollercoaster ride but comes to a very satisfying end to this amazing trilogy.
I’m sad that the trilogy is over, but can’t wait until the new books come out to continue the story. I highly recommend you read this trilogy!