I burned through all of the books in this series very quickly, then had to wait months for this latest installment. I read it all the evening of the day it was released. It was worth the wait.

Like the previous books, Frella’s story contains nonstop action and adventure. Multiple relationships are in play. And Steffan manages to surprise me at every turn when I think I have an idea of how things are going to go. This was especially true in this story, where the final relationship between Frella and one of her companions did not evolve the way I thought it would, but it was still incredibly satisfying. We also get a reunion with multiple old friends that made me smile.

These elements lighten the darker moments of the book, which might be difficult for some readers. Everything is relevant to the plot and well-written, but Steffan does not shy away from the details.

Heed the warning at the beginning: The story ends in a hell of a cliffhanger. Tragedy strikes the characters, and I’d hold my breath to see how everything is resolved in the final conclusion, but that’s a long wait.

Catch up on this series so you can feel my pain.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

Published by steelvictory

By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (www.jlgribble.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jlgribblewriter), and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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