The Beauty of Darkness

Title: The Beauty of Darkness
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles, book 3/3
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, YA
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release Date: August 2nd, 2016

Note: This post reviews the third book of The Remnant Chronicles. You may like to read the first two books in the series, The Kiss of Deception and The Heart of Betrayal, before reading this review.

Lia and Rafe have managed to escape from Venda, assuming the Komizar to be dead. They struggle across the wilderness, until finally they reach a stronghold of Dalbreck, Prince Rafe’s kingdom, where they are able to rest and regroup. Both Dalbreck and Morrighan are in danger of Venda’s wrath. Lia has seen the Vendan army for herself, and knows the real threat they pose to the other countries. Even though she is considered to be a traitor by her own people, Lia feels that is her duty as a First Daughter of Morrighan to warn them of the impending attack.

But Rafe, relieved to finally have Lia to himself and out of danger, cannot support her decision to leave Dalbreck and return to her country that has disowned her. Being true to her heart, despite her love for Rafe, Lia knows what she must do. Kaden, who was taken as a Dalbreck prisoner and later freed, accompanies her, having his own problems to face back in Morrighan. Though Rafe hates letting her go, he ultimately releases her, realizing that she must be free to make her own choices – no matter the outcome. They part ways, each returning to their homelands, with no expectations of being together again. *tears, many tears.

At this point, much is left unresolved: Will Lia be able to warn her people, despite her own danger? Does Morrighan, and Dalbreck, stand a chance against the great army of Venda? Is the Komizar really dead, or is he still hunting down Lia? Is Kaden more likely to end up with Lia, or will she and Rafe manage to find their way back to each other?

This stunning climax of The Remnant Chronicles did not leave me disappointed. I finished all 679 pages of the beast in less than 24 hours – it was that good! It was just impossible to put down. The author wrapped things up so well, and didn’t destroy her beloved characters in the process, a recent trend I have seen in YA fiction. The Remnant Chronicles will forever be one of my favorite series!

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