This series is going to drive me absolutely crazy.
Magnus and Cleo are an absolute joke. Like who knew this marriage that they were forced into was going to be even more complicated than an arranged marriage? And why does every single male person ever have a massive crush on Cleo? Like she is either “the most beautiful girl so-and-so has ever seen” or she is “a goddess walking among men”.
Like, I get it; she isn’t just an average looking girl. She’s a princess and she happens to be like really pretty. Just like the other princess (Lucia) who is equally a goddess walking among men but with dark hair instead of blonde. Why can’t a princess ever just be average looking?!
Anyway, Magnus and Cleo are the ships of all ships. I love their relationship because it wasn’t like an “insta” thing, it was something that evolved. I mean, they legit hated each other (and sometimes I think they still hate each other). But that’s what makes it so intoxicating!
Amara is succeeding in her quest to take over all the kingdoms and be supreme leader of all the lands.
Jonas is somehow still alive.. literally have no idea why this guy is still alive.. like seriously does he have nine lives? Why are you a big player in this? I DON’T UNDERSTAND YOUR PURPOSE.
Lucia is pregnant with a baby growing inside of her at super speed. That in itself worries me. Like is this a demon that is just going to kill everyone? Because I feel that might be the only way this series can end.
Gaius is in the same state that he was at the end of the book; but, you start to see a different side of him besides just supreme evil-ruler overlord. Oh, and you meet his mother: that is a treat in itself.
Oh and the dead come back to life; because in the fantasy world, death isn’t permanent the majority of the time. Seriously, I think this is kind of a cheat; but, then again I am usually overjoyed to see a character come back to life. Bipolar feelings for a book is my usual though.
Oh and there’s something about the gods of the elements and someone trying to take back their world.
Honestly, this world-building has been phenomenal. It has been slow, but it doesn’t leave you confused about anything. The characters have grown a lot since the first book and they never seem to be acting out of their usual. You end up loving the characters for their flaws and stupidity and you morn them when they die (because a lot of people die. Literally the majority of the characters you meet die. Not a drill.).
AND THAT ENDING Like… WHY IS THE NEXT BOOK NOT IN MY HANDS? Cliffhangers are the ABSOLUTE WORSE.
Everyone is NOT where they are suppose to be and there is NO happily ever after in this book and I need this to be fixed. DO YOU HEAR ME RHODES? FIX THESE ENDINGS PLEASE!