Title: The Immortal Heights
Series: The Elemental Trilogy, #3
Author: Sherry Thomas
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Release Date: October 13th, 2015
Length: 432 pages | 10 hours 50 minutes
Source: Borrowed from my local library
In a pursuit that has spanned continents, Iolanthe, Titus, and their friends have always managed to remain one step ahead of the forces of Atlantis. But now the Bane, the monstrous tyrant who bestrides the entire mage world, has issued his ultimatum: Titus must hand over Iolanthe, or watch as his entire realm is destroyed in a deadly rampage. Running out of time and options, Iolanthe and Titus must act decisively to deliver a final blow to the Bane, ending his reign of terror for good.
However, getting to the Bane means accomplishing the impossible—finding a way to infiltrate his crypt in the deepest recesses of the most ferociously guarded fortress in Atlantis. And everything is only made more difficult when new prophecies come to light, foretelling a doomed effort…
Iolanthe and Titus will put their love and their lives on the line. But will it be enough?
With The Immortal Heights, Sherry Thomas brings the acclaimed Elemental Trilogy to its breathtaking conclusion.
For a series ending, this was everything I wanted. Well, nearly everything. I’d have liked to have my heart broken a bit more. Certainly there were times I thought it would happen, but in the end the characters lost more than I, as a reader, did. That aside, the stakes were high, and the villain was sufficiently (disastrously) clever and an excellent match for Iolanthe and Co.
There’s not a lot I can say about book 3 that didn’t say about books 2 and 1 previously. This is a solid fantasy series with sweet romance that doesn’t detract from the main plot, and full world building. There are a few deus ex machina moments throughout, but for the most part I remained wholly within the narrative.
I recommend this series for fans of YA and fantasy, especially when the fantasy has a bit of British history thrown in.
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