This is one of the best conclusions to a trilogy I've read in recent years. I went on an emotional journey with this book. A full on journey. My notes are covered in scribbles and corrections because with V.E Schwab you think you knew what was coming...then you don't. If you haven't read this series I highly, highly recommend it. Set in parallel Londons, each with their own level of magic one type of person can travel between them. An Antari, a magician distinguishable by their solid black eye. Kell our main character is such a magician and gets intro trouble as he meets a cross dressing thief/aspiring pirate named Delilah Bard.
Oh my. This book filled the reading community with a mixture of excitement and trepidation. I'm pleased to report back that I absolutely adored this instalment/sidestep of the Throne of Glass series. Tower of Dawn featured only Chaol and Nesryn. Two characters that were noticeably absent from Empire of Storms, as they were in the Southern Continent. This novel takes place parallel to the events of Empire of Storms but also helps further the story. Initially, I wasn't happy that we then had to wait for another whole year to see what happened to Celaena and co but now I want more of the TOD crew.
I loved this little book so much. I think I read it in one sitting and just wanted to hug it. Tom Fletcher (and when he write with Dougie Pointer) manages to create such fuzzy feeling inducing books. Admittedly, it's a kids book and I'm 21 but there is no age limit on book. So I shall continue to read children's books because it makes me happy! Lucy is such a wonderful protagonist for all children to read about, she's caring, considerate and responsible. Far too many books now for children I find are silly at the expense of being useful to them. I also appreciate how Tom put little easter eggs in for parents/guardians that might be reading them to the children. A very clever idea indeed sir.