Wednesday 15 May 2019
The Poison Song by Jen Williams
As we begin this final volume our heroes are on the back of a victory against the invading Jure'lia but things are still a long way from being wonderful. The Jure'lia are planning to come back bigger and badder than before and it's going to take something special to defeat them.
As you would expect from a series of this quality the characters (and the reader) are really put through the wringer. The battles are huge and the losses hit hard but it is, when all is said and done, a cracking end to an excellent series.
For me, where Williams excels is the way the characters interact. The language is not flowery or overdone, these are folks who call a spade a spade. They snark at each other and it makes them seem more realistic. In the three main leads, Vintage, Tor and Noon you have three people you would be happy to be down the pub with as well as adventuring and saving the world.
As with her previous series (The Copper Cat) Jen Williams pulls off the ending in epic style giving me no other option than to give it a well deserved 5/5*
Now I'm going to go sit in the corner with a box of tissues and let it all sink in
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