Wednesday, August 17, 2016
With the witch of Doon on the throne, Jamie believed dead, and Duncan and Mackenna trapped in Alloway, Veronica has no choice but to put her grief aside and prepare her remaining followers for the impending battle against the false queen and her forces. But while on a covert mission to steal a powerful elixir from the castle, Veronica discovers her true love may actually be alive, and fighting a battle of his own.
With the Brig o’ Doon destroyed and the portal fragmented, Doon’s forces are not only divided, but also isolated in different dimensions. With the help of a storyteller as ancient as the witch herself, Kenna and Duncan learn they must rebuild the bridge to have any chance of crossing back into Doon with their ragtag army. But when Mackenna insists on fighting as well, Duncan soon realizes the only way he can ensure her safety is to turn her into a cold-hearted killer.
For Vee, Jamie, Kenna, and Duncan, saving their kingdom while keeping their lives intact will take a miracle
This exciting conclusion to the Doon series was well worth the wait, though I am sorry to see the story over. I enjoyed being brought back into the world Carey and Lorie brought to life for all readers to experience. I felt I was right there as the authors weaved together another Doonian tale that told the story from both sides of Bridge o' Doon. I didn't want to rush through the story, and enjoy it as long as I could.
All the characters were well written: Duncan and Mackenna, Jaimie and Veronica, Fergus and Fiona, were probably more of the well-known characters, and I loved them all- as well as many others. One thing I enjoyed was that the story was told from multiple perspectives. (The McCrae brothers, Veronica, and McKenna.) Not a lot of stories are told from more than two perspectives, but here we got to see the story through the eyes of the four main characters.
~Only those who have the bravery and courage can stand together and fight the evil against them.~
There are surprising twists and turns throughout the story. Many new characters are introduced as well as old. If you love a fantasy, good vs. evil, and the modern world mixed with ancient Scotland, then you must give the Doon series a try.
(I would not suggest this book for young readers due to some scenes in the book)
I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars (series: 5 stars overall)
I received this book free from the publisher for an honest review.