THE THRILLING CONCLUSION IS HERE.
It's been ten weeks since Treena returned to NORA. The council has rejected her war preparations at every turn, and Dresden is backpedaling on his promises. Treena's secret followers push her to unseat Dresden and take control - something she refuses to consider, now with NORA on the brink of war.
Vance has is own set of troubles. Drought has made his settlement's future bleak, and infighting has begun. Joining NORA seems inevitable, but Vance refuses to give in - not if it means putting his younger sisters and his people in danger. Then Treena asks him to join her at the peace convention overseas, forcing Vance to choose between his responsibilities and his heart.
Finally together, Treena and Vance must navigate the political undercurrents of a strange new country, stay together despite their enemies' determination to tear them apart, and convince an indifferent world to help them fight the most powerful and deadly foe they've faced yet.
Warning: This first part is not actually about the book, but it speaks volumes to the awesomeness of this series and the quality of Rebecca Rode's writing.
First of all, I bought this book.
I know that wouldn't even be stated in most reviews, but let me regale you with my cheapness.
I have not actually purchased a book in years. Anything that I can't get from the library or request to read and review, I usually just wait until I can. To emphasize my point, let me give you an example, a few of the best series I've read in the past couple of years, I was literally DYING to read the next book in the series. Even after being super upset at having to wait 6 months to a year for the next book to be released, I waited until I could download a copy through the library, even though there were a ton of people that had it on hold in front of me, and it ended up taking at least another couple of months.
Now that I have given you a little insight at just how cheap I am when it comes to reading, let me reiterate it for you: I BOUGHT this book!!
I read Numbers Game and Numbers Ignite, then read Chan's Story and Ruby's Story, which Rebecca Rode sent me for free, for signing up for her newsletter, through her website!
I have ♥ed EVERYTHING about this series and just couldn't wait to see what happened in the last book! I am so cheap that I probably would have bought this book sooner, had I not been debating whether I could get a copy to review at some point, but right after finishing Ruby's Story, I immediately pulled up Amazon and downloaded Numbers Raging.
Rebecca Rode didn't disappoint! This was an awesome ending to the series! I loved that Treena got to explore so much in this book, before returning to NORA.
I still ♥ ♥ ♥ Treena! I ♥ her courage and faith in people. However, I did get a little frustrated at how trusting and naive she seemed at times, but Vance was usually there to look out for her and at least tray to talk some sense into her.
This book was great, and I definitely don't regret actually paying for it one bit! It was a great way to wrap up the first two books. I hope this isn't the end of Treena and Vance's story though! I noticed that the author ended it in a way that would allow for another book... I hope that's not just wishful thinking! :)
This book took a little bit of what I loved about the first 2 books, threw in some new aspects (that were totally surprising), and weaved them all together to create an amazing third book!
Side note: I was so happy to see Chan and Maizel in this book! If you haven't already, I definitely recommend reading Chan's Story before reading this book. You can get it free, if you sign up for Rebecca Rode's newsletter. When I first read Chan's Story, I was a little confused why his story was so significant, but I was so thankful that I read it before starting this book, when I first saw his name in it. It will give you a great background story that will help you understand Chan and why he is doing what he does.