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Epic! I love this series more with each book <3
Reviewed in the United States on April 17, 2019
This was probably my favorite book in the series, I have no idea why, I just keep loving this series more and more. The more time I spend with these characters, closer to them I feel and more invested, I guess. They are my very dear friends. And the author's writing cannot be any better, any more engaging, and so beautifully consistent.
Naturally, as it was obvious from the previous stories, the situation escalates yet again. However, this time, Dustin sacrifices more than expected. Surprisingly, this time Lorica is more helpful than usual, and entities are as unhelpful as they usually are, apart from select few who still manage to surprise with their level of concern.
The tone of this book corresponds to the level of the threat, it is more serious, more friend and family oriented, and dare I say, there is a touch of romance we've all been anticipating for several books now. And the author reveals the Dark Room's secrets, as Dustin learns more about it.
Whole lot of entities get introduced this time, some familiar some new, and most of them want something from Dustin. It is funny how his charm is failing as he is getting more and more tired of the entities and trying to impress them. I still love and adore Dustin, love Sterling and Asher, and I have to admit that Royce is growing on me. There are many more lovely characters, and many more evil ones, but they are all developed to perfection.
This is one of my favourite series, and one of the best series out there. And Nazri Noor is one of the best authors of urban fantasy. I can't wait to see what happens next with the series. Trust in Dustin!
The books are best read in order. Reading order is Penumbra (Darkling Mage Book 0), Shadow Magic (Darkling Mage Book 1), Dark Harvest (Darkling Mage Book 2), Grave Intentions (Darkling Mage Book 3), Oblivion Heart (Darkling Mage Book 4), Midnight's Son (Darkling Mage Book 5), Last Rites (Darkling Mage Book 6), and Blood Pact (Darkling Mage Book 7) .