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A strong end to the trilogy
on 3 July 2016
While not quite providing me with the ending I had hoped for, City of Light maintains the high quality of this series and was an excellent read.
After having nearly lost his life dealing with just one Incarnation, Simon must now find a way to battle the other ten. On top of this, he has struggles inside Valinhall that he must deal with and all in all, our hero is forced to reach much further than he ever has before just to survive, let alone win.
Leah, already struggling in her new role as Damascan Queen, has the extra weight of dealing with a new Ragnarus Incarnation that threatens not just the life of her people, but her position as queen as well.
Meanwhile, Alin must struggle to keep hold of his own personality and nature while his new powers continue to develop.
Overall, all three story arcs are fast paced, action packed and intriguing, which is what I would have expected from them. Will Wight proves once again that he can write engaging, well-imagined fantasy, and he finishes off a strong trilogy of work leaving me wanting more, which is surely the goal of all good ongoing series (and thankfully there is more to come as the author's note at the end mentioned he will be returning to this universe).
So, I can happily recommend this final book and this series as a whole. It is a well-told trilogy with strong characters, an interesting magic system, and plenty of intrigue and action to keep the pages turning.
It's an easy 4 stars for this book, and 4.5 stars for the series as a whole.