My goodness. We have come so far, yet stand in the exact same place that we have since book one. Where do I even begin?
How about with Jonas Agallon: the rebel who needs taught in the arts of rebelling because even though one of his foes are dead, he has a hard time doing anything and seems to always need saving himself. Not to mention he is really bad at kidnapping. Like badly.
Or Cleiona Bellos: though even though everyone she has ever cared about (er, well almost everyone) has died, she finds herself making out with multiple boys throughout the week even though she is now married to the prince who killed “her first love”.
Oh oh! Or brooding Magnus Damora who loved his sister (well adopted sister later found out) and hates his dad but wants to be his dad (new forms of daddy issues).
And who could forget the famous sister of Magnus, Lucia Damora: who decides that even though this boy gave up his entire reason for existing to assist her and be with her, she is going to date that boy because that sounds like a wonderful healthy relationship that started with him in her dreams.
All of these children… not knowing that they probably hold all the worlds in their hands and that maybe, JUST MAYBE, it is time to thrive to do the right thing. Maybe not risking your life for one of your fellow rebels? Maybe not poke a stick at the prophesied sorceress with a short temper? Maybe not kill that guy so your dad may not what your head? Maybe not decide to team up with someone at the end of the book and leave me on a cliff hanger?
The writing is just as good, the characters are slowly but surely developing (which is something I desperately love about this series. Characters that are actually growing), and all the puzzles are falling into place for this whole series to blow up in my face.
What else could I ask for?