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Book Review: The Beauty of Darkness

The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles, #3)The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Lia has survived Venda—but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it.With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down.In this conclusion to the Remnant Chronicles trilogy, traitors must be rooted out, sacrifices must be made, and impossible odds must be overcome as the future of every kingdom hangs in the balance. 


I have adored this series and am sad to see it over. Mary E. Pearson is a Word Warrior. I just made up that term(or not).

This finale contained so much beauty, emotion, and gut-wrenching prose. There is amazing world building and incredible political discussions in these made up Kingdoms. So much tactical thought went into weaving the characters’ stories.

I was mad at a character or two in the middle until the end of the story, but I won’t post spoilers!

Princess Jezelia AKA Lia is a wonderful protagonist. She’s strong. She’s not a prim and proper princess. She’s a warrior herself now.

There is great growth for some characters. I don’t want to be too specific. There isn’t always action, but there is tension. And then when there is action, it’s gripping.

The story is told in multiple POVs, which I enjoyed, with Lia being the most prominent POV.

As for the ending, I was content with it. This series took me on a long, beautiful, twisting journey.

I would recommend this series to fans of Uprooted by Naomi Novik, and The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.

You can find reviews for books 1&2 here:

The Kiss of Deception, book 1

The Heart of Betrayal, book 2

View all my reviews


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