Weyland has been at war. Invaded by a technologically advanced enemy, the cities sacked, and what fragile peace remained torn apart by a civil war.
All anyone should want is a return to peace.
But Jacob Carneham still wants his revenge; and if he can lure the invaders into the mountain he can have it. He can kill them all.
If he does, there may never be peace again.
If he doesn't, Weyland will never be free of the threat of invasion.
The northern horse lords are planning an attack. A future Empress is fighting to save her daughter. Jacob's son is trying to restore peace and stability to Weyland, alongside the rightful King. And behind it all is a greater struggle, which may spell the end for them all . . .
No, I have not read book 1 and 2, should I have? Of course, but this book arrived and I was all, hmm, what else to do than to try it. And to my surprise it actually worked.
So from what I gathered while easily slipping into the book was that in earlier books some kids got sold as slaves. One become a part of a harem. One seems to have hooked up with the Lady of the house. One was a prince whose family had been murdered. One had a father who was some kind of bad ass and who rescued them. Too bad I missed that cos that sounded intense!
What I had now was that I got thrown into a civil war. An evil empire helping the bad guy and a few characters I got to know. No idea who I should like or not so I made my own mind about them.
Duncan (the one who had hooked up with a princess), no, I can't say I liked him but then he was on the invading force, and I clearly liked the rebels. So booo Duncan.
Cassandra, she seems to have been kidnapped by the rebels and was with a nomadic tribe. I liked her (dunno if I was meant to), but I liked her, but that man of hers, she could do better. But he did seem cute and brave.
Willow, she seems to have suffered. Oh and her stepmum needs to die. Do all men think with their tiny heads?
And yes a few more ;)
The world was interesting. They got everything from tech to not tech societies. And the contrast was so cool. The country they are in is also going to hell in a hand basket.
And then there was this twist at the end and I was surprised. Maybe it had been hinted at in previous books but I was left 0_0.
So it worked out. I read book 3 in a serious but the author was really good at just letting the reader in easy, it's not meant to be read like that. But I was never left wondering. I could just read.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published March 17th 2016 by Gollancz
Far Called Trilogy #3