Monday, 25 August 2014

Review: The Rise of Mallory (Everville #3) by Roy Huff Synopsis:
As the epic journey continues, a victorious Owen Sage stands undefeated against his enemies. His last battle in Everville gave rise to a new insidious evil, Mallory; whose determination to defeat him opens an unexplored Pandora’s box. Owen's search for truth will unveil the mystery and surprising insights surrounding himself and his friends at Easton Falls University. New creatures will be uncovered and the true value of friendship will be tested, as Owen embarks on yet another battle in Everville.

***I received the eBook free as a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review***

The Rise of Mallory is easily the best book in the series so far, and in my eyes a fitting end to all the character’s story. I understand that there is still 1 (at least) book(s) to be written and published but I love the way that this book was concluded and while it’s unusual for me to stop a series half way through to me it has been concluded in the most satisfying way. Even with minor plotlines still left open.

It wasn’t just the ending that made this the best book, but I finally felt true connections to the characters which was something I’d not realised how much I’d missed. This then helped the pace as well as increasing my interest. There was a also lot less time spent on scheming and more on the results of the plans. Of course there was still a lot, especially with Mallory who played a much bigger part than before.

With him comes disaster for Owen as he faces yet another life-changing decision. To choose between his original goal for which he sacrificed so much, and remembering the beautiful shreds of happiness he found in such a low time; his decision won’t be easy.

They never have been, in this captivating series.
Favourite Quotes:
 “An evil deed can be forgiven. While it may not be forgotten, the deed is not the doer, and we must be willing to forgive, else we risk exposing ourselves to the same evil.”

“In the end, out life is simply the sum of all our consequences from the sum of all our choices.”

“If you trust your instincts, victory will be your reward.”

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