"For the sake of Viggo, my brother, my family in Patrus, and every single citizen of our God-forsaken nations, I had to stop the war."The fourth book in this series returns to form, with a lot of action, things driving the story forward. Violet and Viggo are thrown deeper into the fray as Matrus, spouting as much propaganda as possible, is slowly taking out the other side in the conflict without them even realizing it. Together with their own, new, band of renegades they are determined to stop Matrus from their plans.
I enjoyed this book more than the last one. The pace was much quicker and there weren't large parts of the story where I was wondering why it was important. It was also good to see some characters that I disliked getting their comeuppance as they fell to the hands of the heroes of this tale. There are lots of moments where you wonder how Violet is going to get out of things and I am never disappointed in her innovated thinking, also her strong tireless desire to help those around her.
This book like all the others before it ends with a cliff hanger, insuring that if you are invested in the characters that you will purchase the next book to find out what happens. This is a very clever way of plotting a series, ensuring that if you intend to write it for the long haul, that sales will continue to come in. However, after the book before this, where the pace dropped and my interest was barely kept, it also proves that each book must be worth the readers attention. You cannot write a book that is just filling in a gap between two action packed installments, cliff hanger ending or not.
I give it