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Publisher's Summary

When Clio conned her way into the Underworld, her job was to steal magic that could protect her homeland. Instead, she escaped with the rebel son of a notorious spell weaver family. And in the process, she exposed his most calamitous spell, putting her people - and all magic - in peril.

Now she and Lyre face two impossible feats: Recover his creation, and do it before his family catches up to them. But when the spell is unleashed with devastating results, caution is no longer an option.

Clio and Lyre's only chance lies in combining their strength, but to make it out alive, they'll need magic more dangerous than they've ever wielded before. And if they fail, the realms will pay the price.

©2018 Annette Marie (P)2018 Tantor

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Couldn’t finish

It was a struggle getting through the other books but I couldn’t listen any more. Just rinse and repeat storylines and ignorance. I could only listen to so much.

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The end of the series 😫

So we've come to the end of the road for this series. I enjoyed the ride. This installment brings closure to almost all the open challenges. There is a lot of action and a few surprises.

One thing that I really about this series is how the author handled Clio's relationship with her Father and her stepsister. Where most series would have made a whole drama filled envy/hatred relationship stir between this one, this author took s completely different route. I was surprised and relieved. It also would have been easy to go down the route of setting up Clio to take the fall. Instead we get something fresh... we get adults who actually believe their kids when things go wrong. Big Kudos to Annette Marie for not falling into the cliche traps.

My favorite thing is that we get more Ash. I dont know why but I love his character. He is dark, fierce, and has a baby freaking dragon.

A new Prince was introduced in this novel. He has wings and a tail! I imagine him to resemble the Eyptian Kings with body paint and an appreciation for the human form.

I've learned from the end credits that the stories for all the characters continue in other series. Lyre and Ash are a part of the Stone and Steele series. I'll check that one out later this year.

Narrators are still great for this novel.

3 Stars 🌟🌟🌟- Good Book. I like the overall concept and it was delivered well. Most common ranking for a book I enjoyed and look forward to the next.

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I'm not ashamed to say I enjoyed it.

I will say that it was a little more pg than I expected given the way it was categorized. I enjoyed the series very much though. I loved the friendship that blossoms between Ash and Lyre. I just generally enjoyed the storyline. I would read other books set in this world, involving these characters. I love the authors descriptions and the action sequences are gripping. aAnd the love story is great of course. I connected with the characters and I liked it very much.

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research

a solstice is in midwinter and midsummer. it's an autumn equinox. so freaking stupid. ugh

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Excellent ending

What an excellent ending to this series! I love finding out Lyre’s backstory and I cannot wait to read/listen to Blackfire when it is released!

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Makes up for second...

This made up for the second book. Love multiple POV. Solid a. f. Enjoy it

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There is More.... and I'm here for it.

My girl Clio finally came into her own. She got bolder and stronger and I loved it. Lyre FINALLY owned his feelings and came into his own self. They both grew and evolved together. This book had me screaming, laughing, and yelling throughout the journey they took. If a book doesn't have you emotionally involved, then you're reading the wrong thing. This book was EPIC!!!!

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Story was good because the narrators were so good

While the story was interesting, I cannot get over Greg Tremblay's voices. They were absolutely great! It made the characters really come to life. Too bad I guess this was the last book. I wanted to hear more of/from him. But will see what the next works sound like.

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Fact Check

Book was great, however there is the distraction when the Autumn 'Solstice' comes up...needs to be changed to 'Equinox' to fix the distraction :)

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EXCELLENT ENDING

The conclusion for Lyre's and Clio's adventure is good. Their love for each other has matured and I hope there will more books to come on them. It also touched on the beginning of Lyre's and Ash's friendship. All in all a very satisfactory ending. Annette Marie is indeed a talented writer.

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  • 02-21-22

An unexpected ending, but it's not over.

One of the most interesting things, and honestly my favourite thing with this author is how her series's all intertwine. Whilst this is the final book of Lyre and Cleo's story, and it's an explosive way to finish the series. It also sets things up with an excerpt for the steel and stone series, continuing with Ash, Lyre and a new female lead. The switching between perspectives, is one of the most enjoyable parts in the entire series, both narrators do an outstanding job of portraying each character. The storyline is beautifully written, full of intrigue, betrayals and heartbreaking moments that leave you feeling like you got the wind knocked out of you. I'm a huge fan of Annette Marie's work, her writing is nothing short of amazing. I absolutely love the characters she writes, it is almost devastating when I get to the end of a series and know there won't be any more. I've become very attatched to every character in her books, and in this series I instantly fell in love with Ash. It's going to be hard to read anything else for a while, my mind will keep coming back to this series.