I’m not sure where to start with this review. I am really liking the dive we took with the gods and their …sibling gods/relationships with other gods? And the fact that we learned their history and how certain gods were banished and how it is affecting everything around them.
What I didn’t like is the lack of character growth. The characters are pretty firm in their standing and didn’t really mature at all or make smarter decisions (have you ever noticed that Rhode characters always make really rash and really stupid decisions that only make matters worse?).
If you haven’t read the last book, this is where you should stop because I will spoil things from the previous book, just not this book.
So, we have the book. The whole idea that this book is the most powerful thing on earth and the most powerful being on earth doesn’t just snap his fingers to retrieve it again is beyond me. They hid in in a drawer… and he can’t just go in there and get it? That’s a little silly to me. He knows who has it and he always knows where they are soOoOoOoOoOo…
That Magnus-like character in this book is kind of annoying to me. Magnus is everything I have ever wanted in a gray-area character. Farrell just pities himself but also praises himself for being the best there ever was. He doesn’t really have a dark-past but he’s dark anyway…?
I love the sisters though. The relationship between the sisters is probably the best part about the Modern-Day Toronto group. They try to understand each other even though one seems to be seeing things and is a little crazy after she woke from a coma and the other is in love with the guy in a very Romeo/Juliet way.
My favorite part of the whole series though is Maddox and his newly found father. Their whole journey is what I live for. Maddox is trying to stay sane and light even though his power is complete darkness. There’s a “twist” you see coming a million miles away towards the end though. You can bet your bottom dollar I rolled my eyes at it.
In conclusion, the writing style is the same as all of her other books, the story is developing just as she always does. So really, if you love Rhodes books, read this book. If you don’t, then you should probably move along.