Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Taste of Darkness (Healer #3) by Maria V. Snyder

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin and Netgalley.
Taste of Darkness (Healer, #3)
Blurb (From Goodreads):
She's fought death and won. But how can she fight her fears?

Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he's gone forever.

But there's a more immediate threat. The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry's healing powers are needed now more than ever.Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully. For the future of her world depends on her decision.


Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


Taste of Darkness (Healer, #3)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin and Netgalley.)
This is book 3 in the ‘Healer’ trilogy, and picks up where book 2 left off.
Kerrick is poisoned by a death lily, and taken by the forest. Avry has no idea what has happened to him, why she has a whole bunch of patient’s dying, or what is going on with Tohon and the Skeleton King.
Will Kerrick ever come back? Can Avry heal her patients when it seems a new plague has arisen? And can they defeat their enemies once and for all?


This was a good end to the series, and surprisingly it wasn’t all about the war.

Avry took charge in this book, and really showed her strength as both a healer and a leader. She continued to put her own life at risk to help others, and kept her faith in Kerrick, even when all seemed lost. She also put real thought into trying to solve problems, and finding the best ways to do things.

The storyline in this was pretty good, and I was pleased that it wasn’t all politics and war. I really couldn’t wait to find out what happened to Kerrick after the end of ‘Scent of Magic’, and I was happy with the way things turned out.
There was some action, and some twists, and there was also a little touch of romance. I thought that the story flowed well, and there was just enough going on to keep it interesting, but I didn’t think that it was all that exciting strangely enough.
The ending was okay, and I was happy with the way things turned out. We did get a happy ending, and things were all tied up satisfactorily.
Overall; a good end to the series.
7 out of 10.


2 comments:

  1. Glad you liked this. I'm behind in the series and just requested Scent of Magic at the library. Looking forward to catching up.

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  2. So happy you enjoyed the ending to this series.

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