In this explosive conclusion to the epic trilogy that began with Fireborne, Annie and Lee are fighting for their lives—and for each other—as invading dragonfire threatens to burn their home to the ground.
A new revolution is underway, and nobody will emerge unscathed.
In New Pythos, Griff is facing an execution by the dragonborn, who are furious at his betrayal. He has allies on both sides seeking to defy his fate, but the price of his freedom might come at a dear cost. And Delo will have to make a choice: follow his family, or finally surrender to his conscience.
Meanwhile, Annie must race home to hatch a plan to save her Guardians and their dragons. With Callipolis on the brink of collapse and the triarchy set to be reinstated, she may be the one person who can save the city—if she can overcome her own doubts about her future.
Lee is a revolutionary at heart, but now he’ll have to find a way to fight with diplomacy. Going up against the dragonborn court and a foreign princess, he faces a test of loyalty that sets his head against his heart.
As the fate of Callipolis darkens, Annie and Lee must determine what they are willing to sacrifice in order to save each other, defeat their enemies, and reclaim their home.
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(4.5 / 5) “When a government ceases to protect its people, it becomes necessary to overthrow it.”
Ah I’ve missed this world! A revolution is underway and roles are reversed. Many of the privileged have been driven down to servant positions and many servants now hold power. Everything has changed and chaos reigns.
“I am the recourse to violence. I am the last resort. At best, I am the lesser evil.”
Annie and Lee are planning the revolution and so many are involved. It was actually inspiring to see where loyalties were strong and who was willing to do what. Annie and Lee definitely chose the difficult path but because they knew it was best. I was cheering for them and Power who became a favorite because of his actions.
“I don’t need their love to do my job.” Annie
“And justice has always been found by way of my mercy. The only way forward is to look into the face of the one who deserves my hatred and do better.”
There was a small summary at the beginning but I found I needed more. I forgot a few characters and their backstories which would have helped in my understanding. It would’ve made more sense with succession and legitimacy for the crown but it didn’t taint the story. I’m planning a reread of the series at some point and I’m already excited. It was an incredible conclusion to a favorite series of mine!
General content summary: As with the rest of this series, this book is high in mostly violence. It has some details but not gore. The intimacy is there but behind closed doors; Minimal language, mother death during childbirth, baby death, a family is burned (no details), m/m relationship (kisses, closed door scene), a rebel was previously dropped from a large height as a punishment and they were severely physically deformed, someone is dropped from a large height, battle (deaths, few details), physical violence (sometimes with weapons, multiple), death by stabbing (3x), bodies are bloody and burning, death of adult and child, many deaths, grief, death by poison, small battle (few details), corpses hanging (minor descriptions), alcohol (some underage, multiple), a person is deliberately burned with fire, throat sliced, serious burns almost covering one’s body, teen pregnancy, physical beating (multiple), m/f kisses, blood, a rider having his dragon torture another dragon, a dragon killing a rider (few details), rider and dragon kill a dragon (few details, blood), implied intimacy (no details, vague), m/f share a bed, burning a house with someone inside, dragon killing, captivity, prejudice, funeral and grief, someone is branded with hot iron, menstruation, brutal death (some details).
Thank you to Penguin Teen for the gifted copies!
The book releases August 9, 2022.
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