Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Shadow Throne Review

336 pages
War has come to Carthya. It knocks at every door and window in the land. And when Jaron learns that King Vargan of Avenia has kidnapped Imogen in a plot to bring Carthya to its knees, Jaron knows it is up to him to embark on a daring rescue mission. But everything that can go wrong does. His friends are flung far and wide across Carthya and its neighbouring lands. In a last-ditch effort to stave off what looks to be a devastating loss for the kingdom, Jaron undertakes what may be his last journey to save everything and everyone he loves. But even with his lightning-quick wit, Jaron cannot forestall the terrible danger that descends on him and his country. Along the way, will he lose what matters most? And in the end, who will sit on Carthya's throne?

The Ascendance Trilogy has been amazing from start to finish. Jaron is the type of hero who isn't perfect but does what he thinks is right with an exceptional level of cunning. Jaron doesn't disappoint in this final novel in the trilogy. As usual Jaron takes us on a journey where we don't really know all of his plans and are left to be delighted by his intelligence in foreseeing how to save his country and Imogen. While Imogen and Jaron haven't had the easiest relationship, he will still do anything to save her. The plot twists are probably my favorite thing about this series, you think the story is going in one direction then it just drops a bomb on you out of nowhere. There is plenty of action and adventure in this novel and it takes us on quite an exciting ride coming to the conclusion. I definitely recommend that you read this novel if you like adventure stories but make sure to check out The False Prince and The Runaway King first. 


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