Hi, my name is Kim and I am addicted to books. See? I can admit it!!
I love Nora Roberts and I have loved this series. The characters are rich and interesting. The story line was engrossing, the epic battle between good and evil that has been going on for centuries. But this last book disappointedd me a bit, which is not something I expected.
The story of the battle, of magic, and of the intrigue was just as engrossing in this nove as the previous two. It was the romance, I think, that suffered in this book, as well as the individual stories of Branna and Fin. In each of the first two books, we really got to know the two central characters, both as a couple and individually. We watched them grow and change. There wasn't a lot of that in this book. Branna spent most of it pushing Fin away if it started to get too emotionally charged. He was completely seondary to her story right up until the end.
The ending, too, felt a bit anticlimatic. There was such build-up and then it was over almost before it began. It is not like Nora Roberts to end a series like that, rushed and a bit flat.
It wasn't a bad book. It just wasn't as rich as most of Nora Robert's novels. I gave it 3.5 mugs.