My dad once said to me, "You give a lot of books three stars." I do.
I don't know what's going on, friends. I feel like I never bump up book ratings like this, but I'm just really into this series this time around.
I'm still in love with the characters, but the plotting continues to be great. You really have to pay attention to these books, but it's worth it in the end to really soak in all the details.
There's also a mistake on booklikes so this book, third in the series, is showing up as a different edition of The Queen of Attolia? Not sure what's up with that.
Everything else under a read more because I don't want to accidentally spoil anything. It gets long under the cut and again, this stuff probably isn't interesting to anyone but me.
First a story, actually more about The Queen of Attolia. In high school I took ancient Greek. We were going over our first vocab list, and our teacher was making us guess the meanings of words.
One of the words was εἰρήνη and none of us knew the meaning until our teacher told us that it's the origin of the name Irene. Then I immediately said, "Peace!" and all the other kids thought I was weird.
Second, I couldn't stop picturing John Boyega as Costis (I think Costis and Finn are a lot alike).
Me: This book is so romantic.
Also me: Something is broken in your brain.
But I think it is romantic that Eugenides and Attolia are the same characters they were in the first two books and they love each other as they are (also Eugenides saying 'my wife' over and over, ugh, I can't handle it).
Fourth one of the children's librarians I thought would like this series said she'd started it and heard it was a great tale of redemption which while maybe technically true is 100% not how I would describe the series. But I didn't tell her that because I'm hoping she'll read at least the first book so I'll have someone to talk about it with.