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Not my Favorite
Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2020
**Spoilers**I love this series and have yet to read the fourth and final book so perhaps it will redeem some of the storyline from this book but as of now I'm kind of annoyed with how this ended.
*Stop reading now if you don't want spoilers*
My problems with this book: Artham abandoning the Wingfeathers seems very out of character for someone whose life's purpose is protecting. The introduction of Esben being alive for 9 years without anyone knowing seems pretty far-fetched, even for a fantastical fiction story as this. Then to kill him off only a few chapters later was just plain annoying. It seemed like needless pain and a waste for the characters to have gone through. I also especially dislike having used Nia's love interest as a means to that end, right when things were looking up for her. :/ Even keeping within the context of a fantasy the details still have to fit together and make sense with the characters and storyline and this one just felt disjointed and left me disappointed and annoyed. If they were going to introduce Esben at all at least let the guy live with his family for awhile. Killing him off again immediately was just a waste.