Paperback, 720 Pages
Adult/ Grimdark/ Fantasy
By: John Gwynne
“It will be a dark day, a bloody day, a proud day, for this is the day of our wrath.”
Malice ★★★★ 1/4
Valour ★★★★ 3/4
I have always had a bad luck with Quartets while reading so far and The Faith & The Fallen series has came to prove me wrong and become my favorite Quartet of all time and one of the most entertaining series I have read! As soon as I finished this, I went to GR and added Gwynne to my list of favorite authors because the total rating I gave this series is 19/20 stars and if you ask my friend David, he would tell you that I never give 5 stars (I do but not a common thing!)
If you like GRRM or Rothfuss then you will probably like this series except with a major difference that Gwynne in a consistent writer and he managed to finish what he started and he did that brilliantly! My friends said that this series keep going better with each and every book and I have to include my voice to them because they were so right!
The writing is great as ever, I just fell in love with Gwynne’s writing and I find it hard to be invested in huge books in each and every page but that is what Gwynne succeeded in doing! I also had a book hangover after finishing each and every book in the series, all books were my favorite book of the month when I did my monthly wrap-up so that should tell you how much I enjoyed the series!
I can’t say a lot about the plot as this is the finale but it takes events after the heartbreaking ending of book 3 immediately. I can say that I find the events kind of predictable but for once, I am saying that in the best possible way because I thought if this happens then it would be the best outcome and it did happen! I felt proud for seeing the foreshadowing of the final battle which was AWESOME!!!
The characters are as great as ever… no I am lying, they are better than ever, they kept improving up to the final page! I just loved all the POVs, the deaths were heartbreaking but they made sense and they had a purpose, not just for the sake of drama or being sad! The animal companions in this series are the best I have ever read and CRAF is probably my favorite companion of all time!
“TRUTH AND COURAGE.”
Summary: This series is 2500 Pages of awesomeness and it is worth all the hype it is getting! I even think it is an under-rated series and that it should have a TV series ASAP! Gwynne mastered the balance between prose, characters, world-building and action! I am looking forward to the prequel trilogy and to whatever Gwynne writes in the future!!!!