Common enemy, common cause.
When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.
And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.
But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz … something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.
What power can bruise the sky?
From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?
Overall, I am seriously struggling to put into words how amazingly wonderful and perfect this book was to finish off a series that is in my top 3 favourites of all time. I am exceptionally sad to see these characters go, but am very pleased with the ending they had.
One other thing, Taylor referenced the butterfly shawl scene from Daughter of Smoke and Bone and it is my favourite passage from a book ever. I teared up when she mentioned it!
Read my reviews of Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Days of Blood and Starlight from when I did a reread a few months ago!
Please please please go read this series if you haven’t. It is epic, beautifully written, strong, character driven, hilarious, heart wrenching and beyond unique.