Flat out wrong. That's how I would describe the other reviews. I cant understand it. This is a great book! The stakes are high in this series and it's built and built into a brutal finale where Denning pulls out all the stops and leaves nothing on the table. Clichéd, but true. Characters die, they change in unexpected ways and again, this sense of building tension, rising stakes, is so powerful and meaningful, I wonder what book the other reviewers here have read. I'll keep the rest simple and bullet point great scenes I loved:
-the firbolgs coming to "save" Brianna and her baby, the fire giants strolling up the hill and attacking was gnarly and I loved the giants and 'kin clashing; crazy and brutal
-the storm giants! another awesome giant on giant clash with the verbeegs, formorians and firbolgs getting annihilated by the largest and most powerful of all giants, save the purple cloaked Titan
-Tavis learning how to enlarge himself, finally becoming a real firbolg in his mind
-the Titan resurrecting the fallen giant kings; epic to say the least
-Sky Cleaver is an awesome weapon and once Tavis wields it, it is on!
I love that Denning took the time to make it clear that magic has its price to pay, something many fantasy authors/series fail to realize (here's looking at you, Harry Potter). Tavis knows being healed again will weaken his system to the point where he'll never be the same and that Sky Cleaver will make him a living ghost but he loves Brianna too much and his sense of duty is too great for him to give up. He sacrifices himself to save his child, even though he believes it may not be his, and his wife. That's beautiful.