Warlord concludes the trilogy that began with Warprize. Lara and Keir finally reach the Heart of the Plains and Lara goes before the Elders to see if they will confirm her as a Warprize. I am already a big fan of the first two books so admit to some bias here. For those readers who were unhappy with some of the occurrences in Warsworn, I feel that this story is very much a return to the form of Warprize, so they should be very pleased with the concluding book.
Warlord has been marketed as a paranormal romance and I don't think this is the correct genre for this book. There are no werewolves or vampires, and readers expecting them because of the paranormal labelling may be disappointed.
After everything seemed to fall apart for Lara and Keir in Warsworn (the second book of the trilogy) things finally come together here. Lara realises in Warlord what a task it will be to try and unite the Xyian and Plains (Firelander) way of life; and that there will be no easy answers or solutions. Keir remains intractable as far as the Warrior Priests are concerned, though it becomes clear that they are not all bad - it's nice to have this stubborn (and loyal) side of his character highlighted. There are references back to things that happened in Warprize and Warsworn, so if you haven't read those books for a while you may want to refresh your memory before starting the third book. Although the Warprize story is concluded here, there are many questions left unanswered and my fingers are crossed that Elizabeth Vaughn will return to these in a future book. I'd rate the trilogy as a whole at 5 stars.