And I am back rather quickly!!!! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and if ya shopped on Black Friday I hope you got all the goodies. I stayed home ( I've worked retail for years so I enjoy the fact I can just not do anything now with the job I have!) But because I stayed home I got to read all day long!!!
He will be destruction of the crown and the ruination of the throne. Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power. Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril. Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics. And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity…
So I must say.... I absolutely adore Cardan. I wish that I reread the others before getting into this one. But at least I could give Tardyn a chance in this one ( since I despised her after the first book ) and she was ok. Upon opening the book I was happy to see the dedicated message to Leigh Bardugo. I wonder if she had any pull to this book and how things played out. If so then I think the Cardan transformation may have been a shout out to Leigh especially with how Nikolai changed in the Grisha series. And let me just say I would have been really sad if he had died and not come back. I want another book where its Cardan just exploring the human realm. I'd also like to know how Jude fairs throughout her reign. How long does she last in the faerie realm? There are so many questions! But I understand this ending is like an opening to the reader to decide how it goes, but it would still be fun to read. The main thing I didnt really like was the random part of Tardyn saying oh hey I killed Locke by the way. I feel like it was so sudden and random. I would have liked to have explored that more. Whether we were in the point of view of her then or in his it would have been a good way to show her going to Jude. The book did feel a little rushed in my opinion, but I am not sure if it is a good thing or a bad one. Sometimes it is a definite bad one for me, but I'm wondering if there was alot of random filler if I would get annoyed or not. If it involved Cardan though I dont think I would have minded. Regardless, it's still a good ending!
"I've spent much of my life guarding my heart. I guarded it so well that I could behave as though I didn't have one at all. Even now, it is a shabby, worm-eaten, and scabrous thing. But it is yours." -Cardan