Thursday, January 16, 2014

Review: When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears by Kersten Hamilton

Title: When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears (Goblin Wars #3)
Author: Kersten Hamilton
Source: Amazon Vine
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Release Date: August 16, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

“People will die.”

Locked doors are opening, and uncanny creatures are tumbling through mysterious portals from Mag Mell, the world-between-worlds, into the streets of Chicago. The Dark Man has marked Aiden with a new song that’s scared him badly, and a frightening new group of sĂ­dhe is lurking nearby.

Teagan knows this is war, and she must protect her family. She leaves her flesh and bones behind to join Finn in hunting the evil beings across the city. Meanwhile, their relationship is heating up—almost faster than they can control. But he is still bound to fight goblins his entire life . . . and by blood she is one of them now.

Then the gateway to Mag Mell cracks open again, and the Wylltsons find themselves caught in a trap. As her loved ones begin to die, Teagan realizes that she must destroy the Dark Man and his minions once and for all in order to save those who remain . . .

. . . before it is too late.

People are starting to die as all the baddies from Mag Mell begin to show up in Chicago.  Teagan and Aiden continue to be targed by the sidhe and their lives are always in danger.  They need to rely on their new friends and allies that they made in book two to help heal Mag Mell and banish the darkness from its' world forever.  The lore and mythology are amazing so lifelike - they really help to make this story as wonderful as it is.

There was so much action in the final book of the trilogy.  It was non-stop and almost impossible to put the book down.  Teagan's empathy and care for the creatures around her has made it hard to tell who is still a bad guy and who might just be on the right side now.  While there is a lot of sadness and death in this one, there is also a lot of light and rejuvenation.  None of the character are the same at the end of the book - all have changed for the better and moved on to become what their destiny meant for them to be.  This has been one the best ends to a series I've ever seen.

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