Reading Level: Adult
Length: 378 pages
Release Date: December 30, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Cobweb Bride trilogy
Source: Bought for Kindle
Rating: 4/5 stars
“Percy Ayren, ordinary girl from the small village of Oarclaven, and now Death’s Champion, has delivered the Cobweb Bride to Lord Death–or so she thinks!
But nothing is ever as easy as it seems. Percy and Beltain Chidair, the valiant and honorable Black Knight, discover that even more is at stake than anyone could have imagined, when ancient gods enter the fray.
It is now a season of winter darkness. Gods rise and walk the earth in unrelieved desire, and the Longest Night is without end…
Meanwhile, landmarks continue to disappear throughout the realm. The cruel Sovereign’s dead armies of the Trovadii clad in the colors of pomegranate and blood march north… As the mad Duke Hoarfrost continues to lay siege to the city of Letheburg, it is up to Claere Liguon, the Emperor’s dead daughter and the passionate Vlau Fiomarre who killed her, to take a stand against the enemy.
But Percy still has a difficult task to do, the greatest task of all… For in the end the Cobweb Bride awaits, together with the final answer.”
This is the final book in the Cobweb Bride series by Nazarian. This book gets a bit wordy at times but does a wonderful job of wrapping up this beautifully written fantasy series.
Mythology comes into play in an even bigger way in this book as we meet numerous Gods and Goddesses and watch Percy unravel the mystery of the Cobweb Bride and Death’s trials. I loved the addition of elementals to the mix as well.
The ending was fairly happy despite all the destruction wrought to this world. I ended up enjoying it. Nazarian has a writing style that is very different; it is kind of high literature sounding at times but also has an undercurrent of humor. The dialogue makes me laugh and I enjoyed the creative premise to this book and the world.
There are a couple things that can make this book a bit hard to read. The first is how wordy some of it is and the second are all the names that are thrown at the reader. The names are kind of hard to remember and at times I struggled to remember who was who.
Overall this was a wonderful conclusion to the Cobweb Bride series. I really enjoy the beautiful writing style, the creative premise, the wry humor, and the mythology throughout. The book can get a bit wordy at times and it is a bit hard to keep track of all the characters. Despite that this book does a fantastic job of wrapping up this creative and unique fantasy series. I would recommend to fantasy fans who enjoy mythology in their stories.