I am in book hangover. :) That's not a bad thing - means I ADORED this book! In the interests of full discolsure, I won the ARC of the book via a contest on K.B.'s patreon, but that in no way changes how I feel about it.
This is one of those times where I wish I was a good review writer. Sadly I am not.
When I was 3 chapters in, I already felt like I had met up with a gang of friends I had not seen in a long while and whom I had missed terribly.
Now, there is not be quite as much harum-scarum action as there was in the first trilogy of Hail Bristol's tale, the last five chapters notwithstanding. This book gives us more of a sharing of Hail herself, who she was, who she wishes to be, and who she really is. We also learn more of certain important characters, through Hail's eyes of course, and maybe grow to love them as she does. Well, I did. :) I think it's a more personal feeling book, if that makes any sense.
I need more Dailun and Hail in my life too!
There's something going on and despite many hints and answers and discoveries in this book, I still don't know what's going on. *LOL* But that's okay. It's a trilogy and I know I'll get answers before the end, I just have to be patient. And thanks to the way that K.B. Wagers weaves the story, it's never dissatisfying.
If I have complaints, they're... negligible in the whole scheme of things. One is that every damned character winks. Some more often than others, but there are far too many winks going on. It's K.B.'s tic I think. I'm sure I've mentioned it before. The other is the THRICE DAMNED CLIFFHANGER!!! Thank GOD the format I read - the ARC of the trade paperback - had an excerpt of the next book because I was starting to hyperventilate! And I must add, the excerpt was FASCINATING!
I cannot believe how long I have to wait for the next book! I love these books and I love Hail Bristol and her crew of found family, so I will wait. And try to be patient. It's not something I'm very good at.