A Court of Wings and Ruin (2017)
Author – Sarah J. Maas
Genre – High Fantasy
Page Count – 699 pages
Rating – 5/5
Hybern has taken his revenge. He has turned Feyre’s sisters, Elain and Nesta. Feyre, with vengeance in her heart, once again returns to the Spring Court to deliver the final blow to Tamlin who can not take no for an answer. Later on, the Night Court and Feyre’s mate, Rhysand and her friends – Cassian, Azriel, Mor and Amren – prepare for the battle against Hybern which would decide the fate of both humans and Fae.
MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE BOOK
The finale of this series gives a little more of the characters which were introduced in the second book. Elain and Nesta, both turned against their wishes, provide a contrasting image of changing. While Feyre was more accepting, her sisters are in shock and makes us realize that the same situations will not produce the same reactions.
At the core of the book is war. The book is divided perfectly into segments which get more and more difficult as it progresses. Firstly, the alliance with the other High Courts turns out to be simple and difficult at the same time. Secondly, Hybern is smarter than the Inner Circle could have imagined. And lastly, the human Queens seem to be foolish and greedy.
THINGS TO LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK
A Court of Wings and Ruin could not have been more perfect in any way.
Feyre and Lucien’s friendship, though strained due to their loyalties, remains the driving force in the first third of the book. Feyre is now more confident, more so than Rhysand, and more adventurous as she begins bargains with creatures which are more nightmare.
The descriptions of battle – especially that of Cassian in the battlefield – are worthy of any great fantasy series.
However, the highlight of the book is its courtly alliances. The politics and deals of war are fascinating and entertaining.
SOME PROBLEMS WITH THE BOOK
It is difficult to point out any issues with the book as there are close to none.
The only thing I could have asked for is a bit more of the other members of the Inner Circle especially Amren and Azriel
A Court of Wings and Ruin is a fitting end to the series. Its heartbreaking and exciting and full of hope. I could not recommend this series enough.