Title: The Union
Author: S Usher Evans
Publisher: Suns Golden Ray Publishing
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Fifty years of war have led to this.Prince Galian spends his days ministering to the sick in Kylae, but his nights strategizing how to change hearts and minds of his people. With the death camp closed, the country is becoming more volatile, and even King Grieg may not be able to maintain control over the warring factions.
Across the Great Madion Sea, Theo Kallistrate seeks an audience with the Raven rebels, rumored to be brewing insurrection against President Bayard. But they don't trust her, and progress has been achingly slow. When the war takes a major turn, Theo and Galian find themselves front and center in a political firestorm that could end with their union…or their funeral.
The Union is the final book in the Madion War Trilogy, which readers have called, "fast-paced," "compelling," and "not to be missed."
This book. What has she done to me with this book?
Warning: There will be spoilers for both the first two books in this review. If you haven't read them, proceed with caution.
We start off six months after the end of The Chasm, with Theo going back and forth to Rave, trying to meet with Anson, the rebel leader. Galian is couriering messages through is job at the hospital to his mother and brother, and everything seems like it's going to be okay. They slowly make progress toward their goal of a real peace with Rave.
But we know things aren't going to be that easy, and they're not. Soon, everything hits the fan, and they are all struggling to keep pace with what they know of Grieg to try and stay one step ahead. Or at least not a full leg behind.
So every review of this series I talk about the characters. I really love Galian. He and Theo continue to go through so much character development, and you can really see in the final installment just how much they really love each other.
The plot is full of crazy intricacies and more plots and yes. Politics, schemes, and a few random references here and there. Each little thing is stated for a reason, and if you can catch it all, props to you. I think I about died by the end the this book.
Characters: 5 stars
Plot: 5 stars
World: 4 stars
Feels: 5 stars
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and that in no way sways my opinion of this book.