I reviewed the previous two books linked below, do read them before you begin this one if you haven’t already
I did not know (exactly) how prophetic my words from the last review were going to be in terms of understanding this third installment. There is one more to go and considering how we left this particular one I can not predict even remotely what might happen to wrap up the series but I am looking forward to it.
When we last left the five main protagonists, Gansey’s old friend and teacher of sorts was going to drop by to help them, the Gray man was a friend and Blue’s mother decided to set off on her own adventure. Though the issues of this book run darker, the lighter moments are funnier too. My favourite was this character called Jesse who owned the land a cursed cave sat on. The way the author depicted his speech, it was easy to imagine a giant of a man saying those words and I kept giggling every time he spoke, especially to Blue.
The bonds of friendship are tested further in this adventure with each person of the team finding new equations with everyone else. It is still hard to see them as children but there are instances where that aspect is highlighted as well. We have a few new villains and a surprise return from the past. The plot gets clearer as does the fact that the future is uncertain for them all.