Monday, 28 September 2015

True Power by Gary Meehan

Synopsis (from Netgalley

Pages: 448
Publisher: Quercus
Released: 1st of October 2015
Other Books in the Series: True Fire
                                           True Dark

The battle for Werlavia rages on. Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to the True Trilogy.

The War

After battling their way across Werlavia, Megan and her friends have found safety in the mountain city of Hil. But the army of the True are waiting.

The Threat

Megan knows they can't ignore the witch menace for long. Empowered by their guns and their allies, they are coming for her, for her daughter, for their world. 

The Power

Megan is no longer an ordinary mill girl. Mother, Apostate, Countess: it is up to Megan to protect the people of the Realm. But she will have to risk everything she loves to do so.

What I Have to Say 

I'm so sad that this series has come to an end. I love the humour in it so much. It makes it a much lighter read than most other fantasy series despite having such dark and emotional themes. There's a lot of ways to release tension through comedy and Gary Meehan does it fantastically through a witty one-liner or a double entendre. 

Though I felt that this book was lacking a little. There were still plenty of sarcastic comments, but the lack of Eleanor and Damon's bickering really effected the tone of the book. Though the tone change was probably right for this final book, it just wasn't the same. 

The conclusion was very well thought out and very in keeping with Megan's character. Strong characters is another thing that this series has going for it and Megan is probably one of the most interesting Fantasy heroines I've ever seen. She's not the typical, self-sacrificing for the sake of the kingdom heroine, she's just Megan. She does what she has to. 

I'm a little sad that I haven't been able to fit in a blog post for this series before now, but it's definitely one of my top Fantasy series. 


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