Finally the concluding part of M.S. Fowle’s First series.
This is so difficult as there is so much to say but I really do not want to give anything away with spoilers. Many of you who have read the first books will have awaited this with a slightly heavy heart knowing it is to be the last in the series. Although the door is left open for Fowle to resume this storyline should she choose to in the future I can honestly say if it has to end what a way to go.
Twists in this amazing plot will have you shedding tears of pain one moment mingling with tears of joy the next, and believe me only the most hard hearted of readers should read this without tissues at the ready.
For Alex and Zeke there are finally answers, some more painful than others as the pair up to face the enemy for a final showdown where the winners will take all. Revelations accost them from every angle and terrible truths must be faced but throughout it all the small band of human and First stay strong and the relationships between individuals are every bit as intense as those between their leaders.
The dark brooding Bade seems the unlikely candidate for becoming a fan favourite yet throughout the series he has grown as a character and should the series ever be picked up and adapted for film then a spin off series of his own would be very much on the cards. It is through the characters of Bade and to a lesser extent Zeke that we see Fowle examine what it means to be human. Bade is the voyeur, the one who watches, listens and learns, finally it is he who understands far more of the emotional complexities between Alex and Zeke than they themselves.
There are some interesting new characters introduced, but it is really the lives of those who we have watched grow over the four books that engages us the most and leave the reader wondering as the end approaches can there ever be a happily ever after?
To find out you will have to read for yourself but from me a simple 5 out of 5 and the knowledge that should it be the end then it ended with my heart in my mouth and tears rolling down my face whether from pain or pleasure only the reader will know.
links to the other books