Top positive review
An exciting, fast paced and pleasurable read!
Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2013
This was an exciting and wonderful series for so many reasons... great characters, a really good plot with some unexpected surprises, adventure, romance, a little suspense and some good faith lessons to boot! I found that Book 3 really had a little more spiritual reflection points and lessons within it's folds. Cora is finally coming into who she really is and that her identity is not based on where she is from, what she accomplishes, others acceptance of her nor her circumstances but that her identity is found in Christ alone.
I have to admit there were moments you would find me grinning as I flew through the pages. And then you would find me at other moments distraught! I wasn't sure at one point I liked what she was doing with the story and a few of it's characters. There seemed to be some incongruities between what was transpiring in the prior books and then in book 3. HOWEVER, Bergren had me dashing through the pages to see what would happen next! A few things were maybe hinted at earlier in the story but you were never really sure. All I have to say now is that I applaud Bergren for her masterful tale and for leaving me very happy with the ending! Actually, my only regret is that the series is over... Might I request a short novella to be written! I would love to see what happens next with Cora and the rest of the crew! Maybe it could be a novella based on one of the other characters that brings us back into the lives of those we have come to care for and cheer on! Well, that is probably a good sign of not only a great story but wonderful characters, when you can't stand to say goodbye!
4 1/2 Stars