*I received an ecopy of this book via Lucy Turns Pages. This has not influenced my review.*
Another great book!
The major arc of the first five books has somewhat come to a close, and this book sort of felt like a bit of a break. Not really for Laurence and Quentin since they still had to deal with a bunch of awful stuff, but the plot felt sort of self-contained, a chance to let some things settle before rushing too quickly into the next overarching thing. It brought some new characters/allies into Laurence and Quentin’s life, let the two of them grow a bit as they learned more about themselves, and helped their relationship grow stronger.
This one also felt like maybe the most action-packed book in the series yet. It didn’t have the same frantic sort of energy and fast pace of the previous book, just lots of battles, small and big, but with magic and powers and nightmare armor and fae and dead souls and whatnot to keep it interesting.
There were some touching moments too, both romance and family. Both main characters have really been through some stuff, and dealing with the trauma of it isn’t easy, but they have each other and others who love them.
I feel like Quentin has gotten more badass, though he wouldn’t see it that way. But the way he handled his whole situation, especially upon arriving at the castle, was so smooth and confident!
New characters Basil and John were fun and sweet, and I’d love to see more of them in future books.
We got to see more of the Otherworld—this time the land of the dead, which was interesting.
Overall, this was another great book in the series, Laurence and Quentin are great characters with a sweet (and sexy) relationship, and if you enjoyed the previous books, I think you’ll enjoy this too!
Fans of Books 1-5 in A.K. Faulkner's Inheritance series. Anyone who likes psychic/telekinetic abilities, magic, sweet and strong m/m romance, slow-burn sex, and characters struggling with addiction and abuse trauma.