For Gaius Octavian, life has been one long struggle. Battling ancient foes, forging new alliances, and confronting the corruption within his own land, he became a legendary man of war and leader of men - and the rightful First Lord of Alera.
Now the end of all he fought for is close at hand. The brutal, dreaded Vord are on the march, using fear and chaos to turn the Alerans against one another, and forcing those who will not submit to flee to the outer reaches of the Realm.
Perhaps for the final time, Gaius Octavian and his Legions must stand against the enemies of his people. And it will take all of his intelligence, ingenuity, and furycraft to save their world from eternal darkness…
A great ending to the series. Lots of battle of course, but also wits to outthink the enemy Gaius Octavian (Tavi) has the flair to make other enemies into allies, to battle the common enemy who would destroy them all.
Tavi still can't manifest furies like other people can, but he sure can use their magic, in a big way, more powerful even than his father and grandfather.
And on the personal front, Kitai challenges Tavi to court her the Marat way. And that totally stuns him. How is he supposed to do that?
If you love epic fantasy, I would certainly recommend this series. For me, it feels like the Roman Legions have reached another world, as their army is certainly based on them. I really liked this series. Perhaps it is time for me to go back to my reading roots, and read some more fantasy.
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