Fueled by a thirst for vengeance and the powers passed on by his infamous father, Nathan fights to end a war without losing himself in this series conclusion.
Ever since his former beloved, Annalise, shot his father, Nathan has become obsessed with hunting her down. While the remaining members of the Alliance hide out in bases across the continent, he and Gabriel lie low in their own camp in a forest. Greatorex heads up the closest group of witches, and she tries to lead Nathan on the straight and narrow path to restoring balance—a path of justice rather than his recent brand of rampant killing. To end the war, Nathan must eliminate Wallend and Soul O’Brien, who run the evil Council of White Witches. But Nathan’s changed since the day he was forced to eat his own father’s heart; even Gabriel, his dearest confidant, worries he’s becoming someone to dread. Nathan must fight to protect his soul just as fiercely as he guards the people closest to him. A slow burn of a read, the last leg of Nathan’s journey is devastating and beautiful as he finds love and comes to full power. Like the best portrayals of war and its hideous aftermath, the consequences will haunt readers long after the final page.
An immensely satisfying finale of dazzling magic, hard-earned romance, and the tragic realities of war. (Fantasy. 12 & up)