By: Maria V. Snyder
Published By: Harlequin MIRA
Publication Date: December 31, 2013
Page Count: 400
Source: ARC Kindly Provided by Publisher via NetGalley
Audience: Young Adult/Adult - Fantasy
I normally jump up and down for Maria V Snyder books, but I’m sad to say that I feel like Taste of Darkness fell a little flat compared to her past works. After the brilliance of Touch of Power and Scent of Magic, I just wasn’t in love with the final instalment in this trilogy.
What did I like? There was a powerful storyline about rescuing a character who had become imprisoned by religious radicals... that was really well written. Equally horrifying and despairing, I honestly didn’t know how the gang would get Avry out along with their friend. I also liked the evolution of Kerrick’s forest magic. That was really interesting, and I will admit to being a bit dense and taking a while to catch on as to why he seemed to be weakening. Nicely done Maria!