From Cold Ashes Risen

The War Eternal (3 book series) Kindle Edition

Ebook, 382 Pages
Adult/ Dark Fantasy
Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
By: Rob J. Hayes

“Let me assure you, regardless of whether you give your war a fancy name like The War Eternal, it is still a war; and the people who will suffer most from it are those caught in the middle.”

Hayes not only managed to have a powerful entry into the trilogy, overcome the second book slump, but he also ended the trilogy greatly! This is one of the best trilogies I have ever read! People always ask me what adult books that are not intimidating they can read and I am going to start recommending this series more and more.

As in last book, this novel takes place after the events of the last book, and since book 2 ended with a cliffhanger, this one starts strongly and it has many action scenes.

I am really impressed by Hayes ability to write characters, the psychological aspect is one of the best I have ever read. I just feel the characters, I literally had goosebumps at some parts of the book. Hayes decided to be brutal though and say goodbye to some characters but we don’t talk about heartbreaks here!

I also think the writing in this one was the best in the trilogy, I highlighted many quotes and I am certainly reading all of Hayes future books! The memory thing was smart to get us into a second POV, the only criticism I have for this book is that the 1st person POV although well done, sometimes did not give me the opportunity to feel the other secondary characters and instead we got told how they felt and acted.

The story line ends with this entry and all the plot lines are closed. The good surprise is that the trilogy ended but the author mentioned that there will be 2 more books in the series and I am already excited for those.

Summary: A great ending to a great trilogy, with fleshed out characters, excellent writing, interesting plot and world-building. This trilogy shows that self published books can be as good and even better than traditionally published books. I am keeping an eye on Hayes’ future books for sure!

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