The legions will be unleashed. No-one can stand against the coming horde.
After witnessing a powerful sacrifice, Ember Hill knows that nothing she was taught by dragon organisation Talon is true. About humans, about rogue dragons, about herself and what she’s capable of doing and feeling.
In the face of great loss, Ember vows to stand with rogue dragon Riley against The Order of St. George and against own twin brother Dante—the heir apparent Talon, who will soon unleash the greatest threat dragonkind has ever known.
Talon is poised to take over the world, and the abominations they have created will soon take to the skies, darkening the world with the promise of blood and death to those who will not yield.
It is getting hard to write these reviews now without giving anything away from previous books! So, if you haven’t made it this far in the series you can dip back to one of my earlier reviews by using the links here…
Picking up right from where we left off at the end of Soldier, Legion is by far the darkest book so far in the Talon series. The anxiety I felt while reading this book was palpable and the feeling of having no idea which direction the book was going to go at any given time was intense.
Julie Kagawa continuously puts our daring characters in some intense and increasingly dangerous situations. As we start to uncover the real plans behind Talon, and why Ember is so important to them.
Only the first book in this series has really felt like a YA novel which has been great for me, the subsequent novels and this one especially have most definitely been urban fantasy with intense fighting and darker storylines. Our characters don’t talk or act like teenagers and I quite often forget their ages until occasionally reminded.
In this novel we are given quite a lot of background from Dante’s perspective to help us understand what happened to make him so loyal to Talon and why he turned on Ember. For me it helped a lot of puzzle pieces slot into place which have been floating around since book one so I was really grateful for the clarification.
As for Ember’s relationship with Riley and Garrett, this book is intense, and while she choose who I hoped she would she does make a decision in this book. Which I am pleased about as the whole love triangle thing was getting a bit tired.
Overall, this is by far my favourite of the series so far, probably because of it’s far more adult and brutal feel, I’m very much looking forward to the next book which I sense may be the last book in the series.
A huge thanks to Julie Kagawa and HQ for the eARC of this book in return for my honest review.
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Series: Talon #4
Author: Julie Kagawa
Genre: Urban Fantasy | Young Adult | Romance | Dragons
Publication Date: 25 April 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Hardcover | Paperback | Audio
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