“Freedom or death.”
She woke up. After 104 years she’s alive once again. And she wants revenge.
The writing style is just as simple and easy to read as always. Laura’s books are the best cure for reading slumps.
I can’t believe I am saying this, but I actually thought that Montes was a pretty decent person in this book. Sure, he is still obsessive and irrational, but he is also more… mature. More human.
When it comes to Serenity… I am frustrated. I still can’t believe that she forgave Montes so easily. And why the hell did she plan something so dangerous and decided to not include Montes in her planning, even though everyone would benefit from it? While I really enjoyed King Lazuli’s development, she is still as impulsive and irresponsible as she always was.
What I liked is that they are finally acting like partners, like more or less equals. That power imbalance was a big problem to me, and I am really glad that it was resolved.
I noticed that every single book in this trilogy follows the exact same pattern. It starts with Serenity hating Montes, then her falling in love with him (again and again) and then with as many murder attempts/kidnappings as needed to fill the rest of the story. It gets quite dull. Though, I have to admit, I enjoyed that ending.
It’s a pretty decent ending to a mediocre trilogy.