For all those who sit quietly, have a soft strength, and forge ahead to do what is right even though they are afraid, this is the story you’ve been waiting for.
The mission that Thorn and Briar embark on will keep you suspended on the edge of your seat with a few surprises that will pique any reader’s interest.
This is a story that’s equally heartwarming and heartbreaking (though the kind of heartbreak that pushes you to keep fighting), the sum of its parts undeniably magical.
Luscious writing and magical moments.
My goodness, the devastation that this book will wreak upon readers is intense. The Empirium trilogy has been such a marvellous work of fiction and I’ve followed the story of Rielle and Eliana from the moment I laid eyes on Furyborn. The worldbuilding in this trilogy is stunning, and the character development too.
The stories are remarkable both for their uniformly high quality and for their distinctness from one another; the abundant atmospherics, including occasional stark black-and-white illustrations, provide a unifying sense of dread. The framing device—the curators send letters from the field introducing their latest discoveries—adds depths of mystery, danger, and idiosyncrasy to a book already swimming in each.