Fall of Thrones and Thorns (Threats of Sky and Sea #3)
By: Jennifer Ellision
Publication Date: September 27th, 2016
War hurtles in, a typhoon over the sea.
After Bree’s life was torn apart, Nereidium had represented a haven to her. A place that—if she could save it—was beyond the King’s reach.
And, at last, she’s arrived upon its shores. But things in Nereidium are not what they should be.
The land is plagued by a rash of mysterious earthquakes, the likes of which it’s never known. The governors are distracted by old traditions, while Bree and her friends grapple with changing identities and the sense that the longer they wait to take action… the greater the danger from Egria grows.
Bree is tired of living under the shadow of King Langdon’s power. And she’s tired of waiting for him to be the first to act.
In this final chapter of the Threats of Sky and Sea series, it all comes down to Nereidium or Egria. To Bree or the King. It’s kill… or be killed.
And not everyone will escape the battle unscathed.
Fall of Thrones and Thorns was a satisfying conclusion that wraps up and puts right the world of Threats of Sky and Sea. The narrative starts off slow, especially with how the last book ended and the big reveal, but I could appreciate this as it allowed for several characters to grow and come to terms with some upheavals in their identity.
However, there was a quick change from the slow paced character based story to a second half that was rather fast paced and often confusing. This was in addition to the three points of view we get from Bree, Aleta, and Caden. Jennifer hits a good balance between all three characters, especially since they have such distinct personalities that shine through in their narratives, but I can’t help but miss book one where we were solely inside Bree’s head. These points of view are broken up with flashes of what is going on in Egria which helped break up the uneventful first part of the book.
I was also disappointed with the way the romance, or lack thereof, between Caden and Bree ended up. Their relationship is still where it was at the end of Threats of Sky and Sea and the book ends with out much progression at all. There is hope for something in the future, but I can’t help wishing that there was more.
All in all, the book built on the previous main arc and our characters received a happy and hopeful ending. It may not have been all I expected, but it was enjoyable.
Jennifer Ellision was born and raised in South Florida and lives in perpetual fear of temperatures below 60F. She spent a great deal of her childhood staying up past her bedtime with a book and a flashlight. When she couldn’t find the stories she wanted to read, she started writing them. She has an OTP, loves character analysis, and is a master of the fangirl flail, with a particular soft spot for fanfiction. She frequently bursts into song (and they are often of a Disney persuasion). Sailor Moon is one of her favorite things on this planet.
Threats of Sky and Sea is her first novel.
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