Forest of Ruin (Age of Legends #3) by Kelley Armstrong
Goodreads Summary: In a world at war, who can you trust?
The empire rests on the edge of a knife, and sisters Ashyn and Moria are the handle and the blade. Desperate to outmaneuver the evil Alvar Kitsune, whose hold on the people grows stronger every day, Emperor Tatsu begs Moria to put aside past grievances and ally with Gavril—at least long enough to make an attempt on Alvar’s life. Meanwhile, reunited with her long-lost grandfather, Ashyn discovers that she is the key to a ritual that could reawaken an ancient dragon and turn the tide of the coming battle in their favor.
But with lies and betrayal lurking around every corner, Ashyn and Moria will have to decide once and for all where their allegiances are. And it may not be where their hearts would lead them…
In this breathtaking final book in her epic trilogy the Age of Legends, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong blends fantasy, action, and romance to give readers the unforgettable ending they’ve been waiting for.
Rating: 4 Stars
Review: I read Kelley Armstrong to be amazed, and Forest of Ruin definitely fit the category. High levels of fantasy, adventure and mystery, the Age of Legends series is finished with a bang, but ends with the soft thud of a door closing.
Moria and Ashyn are two different people. They are almost too much like complete opposites to my liking, but their personalities change as they develop after encounters. In Forest of Ruin, we really see these two girls make very different journeys, a path of self discovery for both of them.
As for their love lives, it's both simple and complicated. For Ashyn, she only has one love interest, Ronan. However she has to come to terms with the fact that she wants him in order to get her happy ending. Moria has both Gavril and Tyrus, her companion and her lover. While I'm happy Kelley Armstrong didn't turn this into the love triangle of Cainsville, I still prefer Moria and Gavril. I suppose their future will only be decided in fanfiction.
Forest of Ruin isn't a short read, but I was able to complete it within a few days simply because it's the kind of book you know you need to read and finish as fast as you can. Kelley Armstrong definitely didn't disappoint with this one.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From School Library
Buy the book: Book Depository
Recommended for: Fans of adventure and betrayals.