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This trilogy had me chomping at the bit, dying to read the next line, the next chapter and the next book.
Pacat's writing style is something of sheer beauty. It is simultaneously complex and yet utterly simplistic when it comes to understanding it. The layers of foreshadowing and deceit tangle together and create a cover of sorts over the fragile, yet fierce romance plot. I am in awe of it.
The story is a fitting conclusion to the trilogy and was everything and more than I'd hoped for to bring Damen and Laurent's quest to a close.
My favourite chapters included soft and touching ones, to those in the heat of battle. The same themes and plot thrumming through them which pulled me ever deeper into the tangled lives of the two young Royal protagonists.
I'm giving this 5 stars purely because of my joy of the story, but I must say, the editing of the kindle version was rather appalling for a big publishing house. There were a lot of missed spacing and punctuation. Sentences lumped together, and even a typo. I expected more from Penguin. I've experienced better from Indie authors and freelance editors.
To sum up, this has been one of the most invasive, addictive, delicious trilogies that I have ever read. I loved the characters like they were real people, and despite being sad that the story is over, I feel that the ending was appropriate and concluded the story well.
I look forward to reading anything else Pacat creates. Do yourself a favor, and buy these books today!