My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I needn’t have worried … in fact, I can’t imagine how the finale to the series could have been bettered.
Again, the story embraces magic, alchemy, science, history, romance and power.
It’s a rich, mouthwatering banquet of skilful storytelling and superb prose and dialogue, with threads of powerful magic caught and woven among them all.
As each new surprise was revealed, I was delighted as a reader, and filled with admiration as a writer. Just as I thought the story or the magic and imagery couldn’t get any better … they did.
Diana, Matthew, Sarah, and Ysabeau are, of course, strong characters, just as they have been from the beginning. I found a new affection for Gallowglass, and for the fiery Corra.
My highest praise comes when I say I wish I’d written a book. I wish I’d written the entire series. C’est magnifique.
You can follow the author, Deborah Harkness, on Twitter: @debharkness
JUST ONE MORE THING…
Over the summer months (June, July, August) we’ll be reducing our blogging frequency to once every 3 weeks, to give ourselves a bit more space to relax – and a bit more time to work on novels and short stories. 🙂