Ciardis has seen the goddess for what she is — a bloodthirsty deity bent on breaking them before eliminating everyone Ciardis knows and loves.
She, the daemoni prince, and Sebastian, the sitting emperor of Algardis, have set a trap. A plan in motion that will unleash a wave of magic across the land in quantities not seen since the Initiate Wars.
Ciardis knows this is their only hope to defeat a god, but she can only pray that she doesn't do the goddess's work in the process by inadvertently killing the citizens of the empire that she had vowed to protect.
But the battle has begun and she'll do what she has to protect the people she cares about – her family, her friends, her empire. When all the gods feel free to intervene, you do what you have to make sure that the one which wants to destroy you never makes the same mistake twice. In a battle between an immortal and a mortal, the humans are coming to win.
Oh, man, this book was fantastic! I enjoyed it so much, I've really enjoyed this series, and now that it's almost over, at least, the Courtlight series, there'll still be plenty of stories in the Algaris Universe, it's a bit sad. But it was just so darned enjoyable to read!
There are two very big things in this book-Sebastian truly becomes the Emperor, and they implement their plan they made in Sworn to Quell. Which means, good, they can go ahead with their plan. But also bad, because they brought 4 friends and 1 enemy back to the living, and they are not happy about it!
A few other things went on in this book-like Seven was dealt with, which was great, though it happened offscreen-maybe a short story, because it'd be great to be in Thanar's head! Vana was possibly killed because of the ship, which was also dealt with as well as the dragons. Oh, and the rest of the gods got interested in the triumvirate, which means they lost a few of their needed days, and the strange door that they'll have to investigate soonish!
The ending was just epic, they won the battle, the Loyalists are truly alive and the former emperor apparently dealt with (another short story?) But still the Goddess to deal with! So excited to see how things are going to end for these characters!
I absolutely loved reading this book, and I can't wait for Courtlight #12!
Author: Terah Edun
Series: Courtlight #11, Algaris Universe #18
Read: October 24th, 2017
Source: Author for Review
Reason Why: Love this series so much, and Terah Edun's writing! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Published: October 24th 2017