The champion must not waver.
The champion must not fear.
The gate of darkness closes.
Elisa is a fugitive.
Her enemies have stolen the man she loves, and they await her at the gate of darkness. Her country is on the brink of civil war, with her own soldiers ordered to kill her on sight.
Her Royal Majesty, Queen Lucero-Elisa née Riqueza de Vega, bearer of the Godstone, will lead her three loyal companions deep into the enemy's kingdom, a land of ice and snow and brutal magic, to rescue Hector and win back her throne. Her power grows with every step, and the shocking secrets she will uncover on this, her final journey, could change the course of history.
But that is not all. She has a larger destiny. She must become the champion the world has been waiting for.
Even of those who hate her most.
©2013 Rae Carson (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
I lost interest in the story a little and had to struggle to keep listening. For a moment it was how the character Storm developed that got my interest peaked again. I'm so sad I didn't get to know how his...situation...ends. The female narrator does a great job. The male one also but since I'm not really used to him in the two other books it was a little weird. I'm not satisfied with the godstone ending though.
Buried in Books
Absolutely! Because there is so much going on and it's such a fast paced story I'm sure I probably missed something imagining everything going on in my head. It doesn't matter that I know the ending, I love these characters and want to hear their story again!
When Elisa and Hector are separated during the fight and Hector doesn't know if Elisa is okay or if she's been killed.
Any time that Elisa was being funny. Or when the little girl was stealing into Elisa's heart.
I loved having Hector narrate in this one. Not so much hearing inside his head but because of the suspense. This was a great conclusion to the series.
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Such a great ending! Over all this series was a ride- small battles and victories and losses that make up such a full and complete story. The narrators did a fantastic job ( as usual for Jennifer Ikeda- who narrated the last 2 )
Threw out the series I can hesistant to like the first book because Eliza called herself "Fat" and a lot of people in her court called her unattractive for it; so I didn't think this was really helpful for young girls that would read this book. But the last book comes full circle with a beautiful ending that is unexpected and honest.
Loved this series- found it threw a reviewers suggestion. Really great.
I really enjoyed this whole series, however, this book was a little slower and some parts dragged on a bit too long. I really thought the romance that began in the last book took so long to get established that the heat of it kind of fizzled by the time they could finally be together. All in all, though, it was still really good and kept me entertained the whole time. I did not like the 2 narrators for the last book, though. I felt like the parts from Hector's perspective were a little boring and his voice didn't really fit the part. It seemed unnecessary to add Hector's point of view for this book. I liked it better just from Elisa's point of view.
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