My edition: Kindle Owned
Series: True Reign #3 Final
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published: April 4, 2014
Rating: 4.5 stars
When Rema chose to be crowned queen and join the rebel forces, she knew she’d face the fight of her life. What she didn’t expect was to be kidnapped by an Emperion assassin and taken to the mainland to be executed in front of the emperor. How can she save Greenwood Island if she can’t even save herself?
Darmik knows he doesn’t have much time to rescue Rema. He’s denounced his position as Commander and Prince in order to join the rebels. But now he must rely on his family name in order to go before the Emperor—his uncle—and beg for Rema’s life.
If Rema and Darmik have any hope of being together and saving their kingdom, they must survive the greatest threat of all—Emperion.
This is the heart-pounding conclusion to The True Reign Series.
Most battles are won by those who understand their enemy. I’ve always found one only has to look to the arts. Sculptures, books, paintings. They reveal the true identity of a culture. If you understand that, then you know your enemy. You can find their weakness and attack.
Rema was taken by Captain at the end of the second book. Darmik and several others are traveling to Emperion to save her. Darmik is the only one who has ever been to Emperion and his experience was nothing short of a nightmare. We start to get some flashbacks to his training. The Emperion army is ruthless and has a one-mind strategy, WAR.
We also get flashbacks of Darmik growing up and his father treating him horribly. We also got a look into the brothers and how Darmik became the best to prove to his dad he was worthy but Lennek being a whiny brat would say Darmik cheated just to have him whipped by his father.
Let me tell you that this book surprised me in many ways. By the way, I love Rema in this book. She was finally the person who I thought she could be though on the boat she acted weird. The other two books seemed to drag a bit. This one though I felt went by super fast. I love how fast-paced it was, and the character growth. I am shocked at how much I loved this book considering the nightmares the first book gave me.
There is a spin-off series that follows twenty years after this book. I have had it on my TBR before this book without knowing it was a spin-off. I’m not going to jump into it right away. I need to read something fuzzy and warm.