The Beauty of Darkness, by Mary E. Pearson

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Mary E. Pearson is former school teacher, a lifelong player at being different people, and an award-winning author. Her newest novel is The Beauty of Darkness, the third book in The Remnant Chronicles.

Lia is First Daughter in Morrighan, but she abandoned her family and what was expected of her years ago in favor of choosing her own destiny. She ended up a captive in Venda, where she learned of the great evil stalking Morrighan and the rest of the world.

With war looming, Lia has no choice but to return to her home to warn them, but she risks imprisonment or worse if she is caught. With Rafe forbidding her to return to Morrighan and one of her betrayers now seeking to aid her, Lia does not know where to turn. She has a choice between an impossible task that might claim her life, or doing what is expected of her.

I enjoyed this book quite a lot, especially considering I have not read the first two books in the series (yet). I don’t normally read only part of a series, so I assume I overlooked the fact that it’s the third—and final—book in one. Even so, I loved the characters and found the world intriguing. Great action and mystery here!

(Galley provided by Henry Holt & Co. via NetGalley.)

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