Knights and necromancers are never on the same side… are they?
Sairis has known all his life that knights are not his friends…until the last few weeks, when he somehow forgot, and tumbled into bed with one. He told Roland to leave, hurt him badly, used as many cruel words as possible. And yet Roland stubbornly refuses to leave Sairis alone, half-naked and friendless in the wilderness.
After a surreal week of shared secrets beneath the stars, they’re about to rejoin Mistala’s army as it prepares for a desperate battle with a deadly sorcerer. Sairis’s help might make the difference, but he is deeply conflicted, afraid of being trapped and stripped of his magic by Mistala’s unfriendly magicians. He’s not sure whether he’s the prince’s lover or his prize. He feels like an outlaw, trussed up across Roland’s saddle. If he could just leave them all their deaths, things would be so much easier.
Now, this third and final book in the series is actually pretty good. It is fast-paced, with a lot of twists, action-packed and just romantic moment between our main characters. It almost feels like reading a gay version of The Lord of the Rings – I mean, with the whole setting, the characters’ heroics, reflections and realizations.
I particularly enjoyed Hastafel’s character here. He’s like the character of Smeagol and Saruman combined. There’s just so many layers of him here which we literally witnessed. Another very interesting character is the Incubus Mal. He’s very likable for some reason. His “adorable” side were in display in The Border and here, we see more of that and I absolutely enjoyed it.
Overall, this is a very solid conclusion to the series. Again, it has great world-building, very interesting characters and the flow of the story is consistent from the first book up to this last part of the series. The series is very short despite its three volumes. I just wished there was more it but this is definitely something you need to add to your to-be-read list!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars