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Will Imari fall like every sulaziér before her? In a desperate attempt to save King Jeric’s life, Imari drew upon the power from the Tree of Wisdom, hidden deep within the forsaken lands of Sol Velor. But Imari could not have known that by doing so, she would also free Zussa—the Great Deceiver—who had been bound between worlds since the beginning of time. Thus freed, and Will Imari fall like every sulaziér before her? In a desperate attempt to save King Jeric’s life, Imari drew upon the power from the Tree of Wisdom, hidden deep within the forsaken lands of Sol Velor. But Imari could not have known that by doing so, she would also free Zussa—the Great Deceiver—who had been bound between worlds since the beginning of time. Thus freed, and now using Azir Mubarék as a vessel, Zussa will stop at nothing to exact her final revenge: to unravel the world as it is written. With Trier destroyed and so many Sol Velorians and Liagé now under Zussa’s employ, it seems the Five Provinces are doomed to Zussa’s insatiable wrath. Jeric and Imari’s only hope is to return to Corinth, to gather whatever fighting men will help, but Jeric hasn’t been home in over two months. He can’t possibly know what awaits him there, or if he still has a throne. Regardless of what they find, Imari soon comes to realize that her particular gifting as a sulaziér is crucial in their inevitable fight against Zussa. The only problem is that her flute—her talla—is broken, and she can’t channel Shah power properly without it. Jeric has miraculously discovered a new talla, but using it might come with a price that Imari is not willing to pay.


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Will Imari fall like every sulaziér before her? In a desperate attempt to save King Jeric’s life, Imari drew upon the power from the Tree of Wisdom, hidden deep within the forsaken lands of Sol Velor. But Imari could not have known that by doing so, she would also free Zussa—the Great Deceiver—who had been bound between worlds since the beginning of time. Thus freed, and Will Imari fall like every sulaziér before her? In a desperate attempt to save King Jeric’s life, Imari drew upon the power from the Tree of Wisdom, hidden deep within the forsaken lands of Sol Velor. But Imari could not have known that by doing so, she would also free Zussa—the Great Deceiver—who had been bound between worlds since the beginning of time. Thus freed, and now using Azir Mubarék as a vessel, Zussa will stop at nothing to exact her final revenge: to unravel the world as it is written. With Trier destroyed and so many Sol Velorians and Liagé now under Zussa’s employ, it seems the Five Provinces are doomed to Zussa’s insatiable wrath. Jeric and Imari’s only hope is to return to Corinth, to gather whatever fighting men will help, but Jeric hasn’t been home in over two months. He can’t possibly know what awaits him there, or if he still has a throne. Regardless of what they find, Imari soon comes to realize that her particular gifting as a sulaziér is crucial in their inevitable fight against Zussa. The only problem is that her flute—her talla—is broken, and she can’t channel Shah power properly without it. Jeric has miraculously discovered a new talla, but using it might come with a price that Imari is not willing to pay.

30 review for A Symphony of Stars

  1. 5 out of 5

    Some_OtherBooks

    What an ending ! Thank you Barbara for writing such an amazing universe, perfect characters et story. This ending is exactly what I expected and I’m very sad to leave Jeric, Imari, Braddock and the others 💔 May we meet again ________________________________________ Ce tome 3 est exactement ce que j’attendais ! Une histoire pleine de rebondissements, d’action, de coup de poignard dans le coeur, de trahison et d’amour. Car c’est bien ça qui est au centre de cette trilogie à mon sens ! Le récit est toujo What an ending ! Thank you Barbara for writing such an amazing universe, perfect characters et story. This ending is exactly what I expected and I’m very sad to leave Jeric, Imari, Braddock and the others 💔 May we meet again ________________________________________ Ce tome 3 est exactement ce que j’attendais ! Une histoire pleine de rebondissements, d’action, de coup de poignard dans le coeur, de trahison et d’amour. Car c’est bien ça qui est au centre de cette trilogie à mon sens ! Le récit est toujours aussi bien rythmé et c’est le point fort de cette trilogie. L’histoire de Jeric et Imari est l’une des plus belles que j’ai jamais lu : parfaite, en tout point, avec son lot de mésaventures et de frayeur (je suis passée à la limite de la crise cardiaque parfois) mais l’amour qui les unit est pur, et c’est juste beau à lire. ♥️ Ce troisième tome offre son lot de romance sous jacente et mon cœur a tambouriné dans ma poitrine pour un couple en particulier : je les aime fort, même si la frustration était à son comble 😂 Et bien sûr, une fin à la hauteur de tout ça ! Bref, que demandez de mieux ? Rien ! Merci Barbara 🤧

  2. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    A perfect ending. Full review to follow.

  3. 5 out of 5

    StormQueen393

    I am just rating it because it has not come out yet, so it shouldn't have only one star. I am just rating it because it has not come out yet, so it shouldn't have only one star.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Louise Dureau

    Je n'arrive pas à croire que je viens de terminer cette série ! Et j'avoue être affreusement triste de laisser ces personnages que j'aime tant : Imari, Jeric, Braddok, Nia, Chez (petit coup de cœur sur lui dans ce troisième tome !! 😏)... Seulement je ne sais pas si c'est parce que il y a eu un temps important entre ma lecture du tome 2 et du tome 3, mais j'ai trouvé cette fin légèrement trop facile. Je n'aurais pas dit non à plus de suspense quant à la fin de l'histoire ! Mais je suis quand même Je n'arrive pas à croire que je viens de terminer cette série ! Et j'avoue être affreusement triste de laisser ces personnages que j'aime tant : Imari, Jeric, Braddok, Nia, Chez (petit coup de cœur sur lui dans ce troisième tome !! 😏)... Seulement je ne sais pas si c'est parce que il y a eu un temps important entre ma lecture du tome 2 et du tome 3, mais j'ai trouvé cette fin légèrement trop facile. Je n'aurais pas dit non à plus de suspense quant à la fin de l'histoire ! Mais je suis quand même satisfaite de ce happy ending bien mérité pour ces personnages ! Une très belle série que je conseille absolument. Bonne lecture à vous !

  5. 4 out of 5

    Cait | GoodeyReads

    Thank you to the author for sending me a copy of the book! GREAT CONCLUSION. BLOG || INSTAGRAM There is something so satisfying about finishing a series. Especially when the last book concludes the things you need to close the book and appreciate all the words you’ve read. I am just smitten with this romance. I adore Jeric and Imari. I would have loved even MORE of them because every time they graced the pages I would swoon. I loved all of the quiet moments and a lot of those ending scenes where the Thank you to the author for sending me a copy of the book! GREAT CONCLUSION. BLOG || INSTAGRAM There is something so satisfying about finishing a series. Especially when the last book concludes the things you need to close the book and appreciate all the words you’ve read. I am just smitten with this romance. I adore Jeric and Imari. I would have loved even MORE of them because every time they graced the pages I would swoon. I loved all of the quiet moments and a lot of those ending scenes where they both fought for the love between them. Jeric never game up on Imari and I AM HERE FOR IT. There were many points of view (I think even more than book two?) and it was nice getting different angles of the impending final battle. Seeing characters make turn arounds, finding new love, and coping with big changes. I have enjoyed this entire cast. The protagonists and antagonists. Both played their roles well which gave to an intense finale. The first half was a bit slow for me as most of it was travel based (which is never a strong trope for me). By about halfway things definitely started picking up as kingdoms unraveled and the great deceiver maxed out the dial on their plans. This series has been stunning all around and I am so happy to have found it! Available on KU and a great read for new adult fantasy lovers! Overall audience notes: - New adult fantasy romance - Language: light - Romance: closed door - Violence: mild blood/gore - Trigger/Content Warnings: torture, physical and magical altercations, weapons violence, possession, near death experiences

  6. 5 out of 5

    caly 🌻

    mais cette histoire bordel ❤️‍🔥 tout ce que j’aime réunis en 3 tomes et manié à la perfection 🙌🏻 j’ai adoré retrouver les personnages et cette ambiance de found family. l’intrigue reprend à la fin du tome 2 et si elle met un chouïa plus de temps à démarrer, elle n’en reste pas moins intéressante 👀 la relation entre les personnages, argh j’peux mourir pour eux ok ? et puis surtout : l’évolution de certains personnages 🛐 l’intrigue s’accélère lorsque l’on dépasse plus de la moitié du livre et il est mais cette histoire bordel ❤️‍🔥 tout ce que j’aime réunis en 3 tomes et manié à la perfection 🙌🏻 j’ai adoré retrouver les personnages et cette ambiance de found family. l’intrigue reprend à la fin du tome 2 et si elle met un chouïa plus de temps à démarrer, elle n’en reste pas moins intéressante 👀 la relation entre les personnages, argh j’peux mourir pour eux ok ? et puis surtout : l’évolution de certains personnages 🛐 l’intrigue s’accélère lorsque l’on dépasse plus de la moitié du livre et il est très difficile de le poser pour faire autre chose!!! bon par contre ma seule erreur a été de ne pas relire le tome 2, car j’avoue avoir oublié certaines infos, ce qui me perdait parfois lors de petites révélations 🫣 heureusement que le résumé au début du livre aide à se remémorer certaines choses ! j’avoue aussi qu’il y a des petites facilités d’intrigues mais franchement : m’en fou ??? l’univers est tellement complet et original, avec des personnages attachants +++ qu’on pardonne easy la facilité par moment ! bref, si ce tome n’a pas été un coup de cœur, la trilogie elle, l’est à 200% 🫶🏻

  7. 5 out of 5

    acupofteaandabookplease

    Last book of a serie I absolutely loved! Everything was perfect : great characters, some unpredictable turns, a strong storyline and a beautiful love story... I can only recommend this trilogy that stole my heart!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sarahconte

    4,75⭐ Mais quelle fin ! Mon dieu j'ai aucune envie de quitter l'univers ! On est sur un tome 3 qui tient ses promesses et qui termine la saga en beauté ! 4,75⭐ Mais quelle fin ! Mon dieu j'ai aucune envie de quitter l'univers ! On est sur un tome 3 qui tient ses promesses et qui termine la saga en beauté !

  9. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    I'm rating 5 stars now because 1. I know it's going to be, all Barbara's books are, and 2. Someone rated it one star and I want to throat punch them because it's rude and mean and the book isn't even out yet to read. I'm rating 5 stars now because 1. I know it's going to be, all Barbara's books are, and 2. Someone rated it one star and I want to throat punch them because it's rude and mean and the book isn't even out yet to read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Luana ☾

    Ce fut une lecture très intense. J’ai eu un peu de mal à passer de la VF à la VO mais vraiment, cela valait le coup. On retrouve Nia, Imari et Jeric après les dernier évènement du tome 2. L’intrigue fut très soutenue, les évènement s’enchainer bien et beaucoup de mystère ce résolvez et d’autre apparaissait au fur et à mesure du roman le rendant très addictif ! J’ai trouvé le début du roman plutôt introductif, une mise en situation post évènement arrivé. Beaucoup d’action ont lieu mais pas encore Ce fut une lecture très intense. J’ai eu un peu de mal à passer de la VF à la VO mais vraiment, cela valait le coup. On retrouve Nia, Imari et Jeric après les dernier évènement du tome 2. L’intrigue fut très soutenue, les évènement s’enchainer bien et beaucoup de mystère ce résolvez et d’autre apparaissait au fur et à mesure du roman le rendant très addictif ! J’ai trouvé le début du roman plutôt introductif, une mise en situation post évènement arrivé. Beaucoup d’action ont lieu mais pas encore LA grosse intrigue. Elle arrive au premier tiers de roman et là c’est l’explosion. J’ai vraiment été happée par cette intrigue qui m’a prise au tripe. Les retournements de situation ont été vraiment intense et surprenante ! L’autrice m’a mis de ses coup de stress, des angoisses, du bonheur, des pleurs. Ce fut incroyable. J’ai beaucoup aimé voir les romances évoluer. C’est vraiment un slow burn tout doux et vraiment adorable. Imari est une femme forte qui a du pouvoir (pas seulement au sens propre avec ses pouvoir magique). Elle a de l’influence et ne se laisse pas démonter. Elle évolue dans ce monde ou elle n’est pas forcement la bienvenue pour tout le monde. Elle reste forte et ce bats comme une reine dans tout le roman. Jeric lui reste fidèle à lui-même. Sarcastique, aimant et est très compréhensif et prend en considération les avis des autres ce que j’ai beaucoup apprécié. Ce n’est pas un personnages tyran comme dans certain roman. On voit sa virilité s’exprimer aussi bien que son côté sensible. J’ai adoré les trop found family, ennemies to lover, slow burn… un vrai cocktail des meilleurs trop possible. J’ai beaucoup aimé l’évolution de certain personnages qui grandissent psychologiquement, qui arrivent à guérir de leur trauma. Qui nous montre qu’avec du temps nous pouvons tout surmonter. Ce roman fut vraiment intense et addictif et j’ai été très heureuse de lire ce livre en avance qui fut une vrai merveille !

  11. 4 out of 5

    Agapibooks

    4.5/5 Je suis tellement reconnaissante que cette trilogie existe, car son univers m’a émerveillée pendant toute ma lecture. Il est sublime, bien construit et exploité jusqu’au bout par sa créatrice, j’avais l’impression d’y être ! Pour ce tome final, le lecteur a le droit à un rythme assez soutenu, car les enjeux sont multiples. Beaucoup de choses sont à réparer et il n’y a pas de temps mort, donc c’était dingue. Mon coeur battait fort pour les personnages, j’ai même frôlé la crise cardiaque par 4.5/5 Je suis tellement reconnaissante que cette trilogie existe, car son univers m’a émerveillée pendant toute ma lecture. Il est sublime, bien construit et exploité jusqu’au bout par sa créatrice, j’avais l’impression d’y être ! Pour ce tome final, le lecteur a le droit à un rythme assez soutenu, car les enjeux sont multiples. Beaucoup de choses sont à réparer et il n’y a pas de temps mort, donc c’était dingue. Mon coeur battait fort pour les personnages, j’ai même frôlé la crise cardiaque par moment. Et cette romance entre les deux MC mais vraiment je leur donne tout, ils méritent le monde. C’était dur de les quitter ! L’autrice a parfaitement réussi son final entre rebondissements, émotions, et parfois frustrations. Mais c’était grandiose dans tous les cas, cette fantasy mérite bien plus de visibilité.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Brianne Grant

    I seriously loved this whole series. I loved the characters, the settings, the plot. All of it. I love that this series is different. It is fantasy, but a completely original story. It is so unique and beautifully done. The writing is quality. This book wraps up the series perfectly. I loved it from start to finish. Definitely read the series if you like: •Fantasy •Romance •Unique plot •A Prince in disguise •Clean •A lovable cadre of friends •A strong female lead with an equally strong male lead

  13. 5 out of 5

    Lora

    A phenomenal finish wrapping up an incredible trilogy. Sometimes as you are finishing up a series you wonder what it built to... not this one. I was nervous down until the very end. I fell in love with the entire cast of characters. Their growth and relationships. I would love to see more in this world!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Constance Lopez

    The epic conclusion to the Gods of Men trilogy, A Symphony of Stars is packed full of all the magic, monsters, romance, and complex characters we came to love in the first two books. Temple of Sand left the world, and our beloved cast, in rather dire straits, and it would be a bit of a lie to say things get better in this one. The hits keep on coming here, forcing Imari and Jeric (and some of the side characters!) to stretch and grow even more than they already had. As always, the characterization The epic conclusion to the Gods of Men trilogy, A Symphony of Stars is packed full of all the magic, monsters, romance, and complex characters we came to love in the first two books. Temple of Sand left the world, and our beloved cast, in rather dire straits, and it would be a bit of a lie to say things get better in this one. The hits keep on coming here, forcing Imari and Jeric (and some of the side characters!) to stretch and grow even more than they already had. As always, the characterization was simply stunning. Kloss is a master of creating rich, nuanced characters, and it's an absolute joy watching those characters interact and clash throughout the story. I cared about 95% of the characters, even if I didn't like them. And that 5%? They were the villains. I cared about them too, but more in the same way you care about a spider that you need exterminated with fire. A bonfire. Immediately. Another of her strengths is prose: the descriptions called up distinct, memorable imagery that painted pictures in my head. I could see, hear, even smell the world as I read. It was immersive. The story is dark, gritty, and sometimes even gory, but there were also some moments where the description of something beautiful was just breathtaking. The plot and pace were also fantastic--there weren't any lulls, necessarily, but the balance was kept even so the lulls were welcome without becoming boring. All bets were off at the end, of course, and I definitely squealed out loud at some moments throughout that just blew me away. This book was a stunning finale, and it was simply perfect. I loved taking this journey with Imari and Jeric, and I'm just a little sad that their story is finally over. I received an ARC and I am leaving this review willingly. :)

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lili

    This series was a delight to read, not only for the interesting, fast paced plot, the moving narration and the strong characters, but for recognizing and formulating some fundamental, perceived truths we commoners have a hard time putting into words. One is that there's a power for good and a power for evil, and when the balance is lost mayhem ensues; when selfishness and greed prevail in people with power, their worst manifestation is war. I like the idea that God is The God - The Maker, no matt This series was a delight to read, not only for the interesting, fast paced plot, the moving narration and the strong characters, but for recognizing and formulating some fundamental, perceived truths we commoners have a hard time putting into words. One is that there's a power for good and a power for evil, and when the balance is lost mayhem ensues; when selfishness and greed prevail in people with power, their worst manifestation is war. I like the idea that God is The God - The Maker, no matter what other name he may be called by different religions, and our greatest hope is that His good will always prevail. I am not a very religious person - I believe in God, but I don't go to church every Sunday or preach to others - I just try to be good and do good, and that for me means believing. "The darkness laughed. Its silhouette shuddered with the sound as it writhed and pulsed, then it said, I TOO WAS LIKE YOU, AND THEN I WATCHED MANKIND DESTROY ITSELF WHILE ASORAI DID NOTHING TO STOP IT. HE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT US. “Then you are the most deceived of them all,” Imari said. “Asorai cares more than we can possibly understand, for he has given us freedom to choose, and though we choose destruction, he still sent me to save them all.” Talking about choices...What is more important? To be safe or to be free? "Safe. The word tasted sour in his mouth. What did it even mean? Was anyone truly ever safe? No, safety was an illusion. People might take precautions like bolting doors or storing grain, as if they had any control over their small little lives, but they could never stop evil, for evil was a power outside of themselves, and it did not follow any rules. It would take and take and take, forcing mankind to its knees, begging the gods for mercy." I think feeling safe means, ultimately, being without fear. So my next question is: how do we vanquish our fears? "A bitter cold that filled her insides, and despair settled deep, alongside hopelessness, futility, and dread. Fear. These were Zussa’s dearest weapons: fear, most of all." "Fear was a man’s most powerful weapon. Brandish it well, and entire nations would fall to their knees without shedding a single drop of blood." How true! Mrs. Kloss also says: “And so what Asorai created, mankind, in its constant quest for power and knowledge, defiles. Man takes the precious gifts The Maker has given, twists them to suit their own selfish desires and their own selfish ends, letting darkness into the world. And the darkness grows, feeding off of lies and deceit, obscuring the light, the truth, giving rise to evil. The people cry out to The Maker, furious that He should abandon them, when they never truly wanted Him near in the first place.” If you feel intrigued by the quotes above, read this trilogy. I've waited eagerly and long for this last installment (more than a year), and the moment I got it I started reading the first page. Then, I breathed deep and forced myself to stop, and read the first 2 books again to remember every exciting, talented word before reaching the epic end of this Symphony in just a few days. Looking at my reviews for the first 2 books, please know I stand strong behind every word - this author is a very talented maker of Art, which I let be a warning and a hope in my soul.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    Soft 4/5 stars This is a really good series! So glad I read it and I will def be coming back to visit again in the future. The first book is still my favorite and I think the best out of the series, but overall I had fun with all the books. I really love Jeric’s character most of all. He has such a great character arc and his redemption is very well done. The world building and history within this series is well done and I enjoyed learning about it. There were only a couple things holding me back Soft 4/5 stars This is a really good series! So glad I read it and I will def be coming back to visit again in the future. The first book is still my favorite and I think the best out of the series, but overall I had fun with all the books. I really love Jeric’s character most of all. He has such a great character arc and his redemption is very well done. The world building and history within this series is well done and I enjoyed learning about it. There were only a couple things holding me back from giving this 5/5. - This book was too long. Time was given to things that didn’t really seem super relevant to the main story. For example, the author seemed to spend a lot of time on Nia and Chez in this book. Why? If this is the last book of the series, why spend time building up a new relationship between two characters? - Repetitive use of the same words and character actions. For example, the author uses the phrase “flashed his teeth” about a billion times. What does that mean? There was also a lot of grabbing of the chin, slapping, referencing dogs eating their own vomit, etc. It almost seemed like the author didn’t really know how to write anything else besides those actions over and over again. Azir was a good villain IMO. However, how he and Zussa take over Imari’s mind for awhile kind of left me wanting more? The writing passively references there is some kind of physical element to their relationship, but it seems very PG. I think it would have added more if Imari was “seduced” more by Azir. But maybe I’ve been reading too many spicy books lately 🥴🤷🏼‍♀️ But obviously the author was intentionally inserting this element, so if you’re gonna do it, take us all the way? 😏 Obviously, this book is heavily influence by Christianity, so maybe that’s why it’s pretty PG. But still? Overall, great series that I definitely recommend!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie BwaBwa

    This finale gripped my soul from beginning to end. I just finished, so I’m still processing because there’s SO much to process. The greatest underlying theme throughout this story, and really the message that encapsulates this series, is redemption. Can flawed beings lay aside their differences to work together and fight against evil that would corrupt, rob their entire way of being? Must we live in constant consequence to the actions of our past though we’ve done the work to change? All of the Prov This finale gripped my soul from beginning to end. I just finished, so I’m still processing because there’s SO much to process. The greatest underlying theme throughout this story, and really the message that encapsulates this series, is redemption. Can flawed beings lay aside their differences to work together and fight against evil that would corrupt, rob their entire way of being? Must we live in constant consequence to the actions of our past though we’ve done the work to change? All of the Provinces are at odds, yet only their unity will be their salvation. Is their hatred for past wrongs greater than their rebellion against immoral evil? As a reader I’m left in aching awe and wonder at the sacrifices made for the better good. At alliances made in unlikely places. At the many new chances for a fresh start no matter the heritage or past faults. There’s a wealth of darkness but even more so is the underlying current of hope, life, and a fierce determination to stand for divine truth no matter the cost. I love these characters and all of their endings were appropriate. I love this world and the destiny lying before it. I love the message as I was emboldened with passion at how much can come from so little when where we’re going far outweighs where we’ve been. A Symphony of Stars reminded me of why I love fantasy. Romance. And such gripping stories. Though they be dark, they’re brimming with a hope I cling to each day. I have more thoughts but all in all, my heart is full. I loved A Symphony of Stars. I love the Gods of Men. And I’m so glad to have finally happened upon a new, favorite series. I look forward to when it’s time to reread the journey all over again.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Blake Loomis

    I was hooked on this and read it the majority of it in one day. I was super, super into it until the ending which ended up being Christian allegory and not entirely resolved (hard to explain without spoilers, but essentially the main change that happened isn't fully explained and it is unclear to what purpose it serves). Some of the character development, while strong in a lot of ways, left me at times wondering whether a character was ready to move on, change their mind, grow, etc. quite so qui I was hooked on this and read it the majority of it in one day. I was super, super into it until the ending which ended up being Christian allegory and not entirely resolved (hard to explain without spoilers, but essentially the main change that happened isn't fully explained and it is unclear to what purpose it serves). Some of the character development, while strong in a lot of ways, left me at times wondering whether a character was ready to move on, change their mind, grow, etc. quite so quickly. That said, these are fairly minor critiques (1) the allegory wasn't especially clear until the very ending and didn't play much of a role in the earlier story, 2) I think part of the point was that it was left unresolved, and 3) I really, really prefer very nuanced, in-depth and honestly slow character development. So, there IS definitely development, just not perhaps as much as I would want). The characters and story are excellent and compelling and certainly deserve more attention than Barbara Kloss has gotten so far. I mean, the critiques I've identified are also present in a lot of more well-known and "respected" fantasy, so Kloss deserves greater recognition and sales. Strongly recommend and will definitely be reading her other work and anything she writes in the future. Oh, also, if the author sees it, sometimes a synopsis of the previous books can be useful if your publisher allows. Usually it's not a big deal, as I can just go to the series' wiki page, but since this is less well-known, I struggled to recall the specific details of the previous plots and especially the nuance in character's relationships (For example, I know Imari's relationships with Kai and Rincon were important, but different in the earlier books, I just couldn't really remember the details).

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sharon Hughson

    I read this book in a few days but was waiting until closer to the release date to post my review. This was not the ending to the series I expected. In fact, I shut the book about halfway through because of a complication that came up. I was mad about it convinced it came out of nowhere. But I couldn’t stop thinking about the story because I’ve fallen in love with this cast. After a day, I had accepted that the complication actually made sense and had been lightly foreshadowed in the earlier books I read this book in a few days but was waiting until closer to the release date to post my review. This was not the ending to the series I expected. In fact, I shut the book about halfway through because of a complication that came up. I was mad about it convinced it came out of nowhere. But I couldn’t stop thinking about the story because I’ve fallen in love with this cast. After a day, I had accepted that the complication actually made sense and had been lightly foreshadowed in the earlier books (and mentioned in passing in earlier chapters of this book). After that, I didn’t want to put the book down. Imari’s character journey also made me angry because of my beliefs about possession. I didn’t like the person she became, and I didn’t see how she would be redeemed. But Kloss managed it in a gripping final battle that turned the world on its head. There are other plot and character developments I would have handled differently, but in the end I enjoyed the crafting of this tale. Very rarely do I read I book I wouldn’t alter in some way. This is a trilogy I would gladly reread right now because I know it will be richer the second time through.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lindley Cousineau

    Amazingly beautiful, heartbreakingly sad and so real. Spoilers in review!!! You know a series was amazing when you feel the urge to cry when reality hits you that it is officially over. I adored these characters. The struggles, the flaws, the hope and love, THE BANTER!! I was so devastated by the loss of some characters. The unfairness of it was just another example of real life, of real evil in the hearts of mankind and that message really sticks with you. The only one thing I would've like to Amazingly beautiful, heartbreakingly sad and so real. Spoilers in review!!! You know a series was amazing when you feel the urge to cry when reality hits you that it is officially over. I adored these characters. The struggles, the flaws, the hope and love, THE BANTER!! I was so devastated by the loss of some characters. The unfairness of it was just another example of real life, of real evil in the hearts of mankind and that message really sticks with you. The only one thing I would've like to get that wasn't really there was more grief for Tallyn. I felt like he was almost like a guide throughout the entire journey and had such a huge role in everything. I needed some closure from feeling that huge loss. Also, what did Nia decide to do? Will she stay in Corinth with Chez, will they go with Imari? I NEED to know lol Anyway- these books were just phenomenal. I've been obsessed since the very first. The character development is insane, world building is breathtaking. I cannot wait to see what Barbara will come out with next because I will surely be reading it.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Hannah epps

    This was an wonderful conclusion to a wonderful series. I loved the magic of the world, the characters were fleshed out, the plot was well done and the wrap up was perfect. Spoilers below, because I don't know how to hide them: . . . . . . . . . . . I LOVE that Barbara Kloss made our girl evil for a hot second. I love that she showed that she could be corrupted. Too many books show a tiny struggle about the main character being bad or 'loosing to the dark side' but its over very quick. We had chapters of Ba This was an wonderful conclusion to a wonderful series. I loved the magic of the world, the characters were fleshed out, the plot was well done and the wrap up was perfect. Spoilers below, because I don't know how to hide them: . . . . . . . . . . . I LOVE that Barbara Kloss made our girl evil for a hot second. I love that she showed that she could be corrupted. Too many books show a tiny struggle about the main character being bad or 'loosing to the dark side' but its over very quick. We had chapters of Bad Girl mode. There were consequences of her actions, there was legit outcomes of her being in bad girl mode. It was refreshing. It was nice. 10/10 recommend the series. I don't even wish for more of the series because I feel like it was wrapped up perfectly. Would I love to see more of the characters in other stories? YES! But this series left everything done. Read this series.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Karline05 Un brin de lecture

    http://www.unbrindelecture.com/2022/0... Un final en apothéose aussi étonnant que rondement mené. Les événements sont nombreux dans ce troisième tome et jamais on ne devine ce qui va arriver à nos héros et l'auteur ne les épargne pas vraiment ... Imari et Jeric nous font frémir, trembler et serrer les dents pour un dénouement spectaculaire . Une trilogie absolument géniale !!! A final apotheosis as surprising as roundly led. The events are numerous in this third volume and we never guess what will http://www.unbrindelecture.com/2022/0... Un final en apothéose aussi étonnant que rondement mené. Les événements sont nombreux dans ce troisième tome et jamais on ne devine ce qui va arriver à nos héros et l'auteur ne les épargne pas vraiment ... Imari et Jeric nous font frémir, trembler et serrer les dents pour un dénouement spectaculaire . Une trilogie absolument géniale !!! A final apotheosis as surprising as roundly led. The events are numerous in this third volume and we never guess what will happen to our heroes and the author does not really spare them ... Imari and Jeric make us shiver, tremble and clench our teeth for a spectacular denouement. An absolutely brilliant trilogy !!!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Munoz

    Gahhh the best ending ever I devoured this series, one after the other and none of them disappointed me, and the finale was so insanely perfect, I could cry. The development of each character, the double love story we get with the side characters, Jeric and Imari ughhh the go through it, but their love withstands it all. I absolutely loved loved loved this book and this whole series. Is it too soon to reread?

  24. 5 out of 5

    Min (abookworld___)

    Let me tell you, Barbara will never disappointed the readers, it's so GOOD and it exceed way beyond my expectations! Team #Jeric and #Imari forever! Gods of Men series is a YA FANTASY/Romance trilogy packed with actions, betrayals, friendship & family relationship, plus all the emotions that will capture the heart of readers. To sum up everything in one sentence: This trilogy is a pure MASTERPIECE 🌟 Highly recommend to all fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardugo 📚 Let me tell you, Barbara will never disappointed the readers, it's so GOOD and it exceed way beyond my expectations! Team #Jeric and #Imari forever! Gods of Men series is a YA FANTASY/Romance trilogy packed with actions, betrayals, friendship & family relationship, plus all the emotions that will capture the heart of readers. To sum up everything in one sentence: This trilogy is a pure MASTERPIECE 🌟 Highly recommend to all fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardugo 📚

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany Masterson

    This particular book was a slow start for me but what a great ending to the series! This book has the spice of personal drama, the tribulations of war and the fear of so much change. Imari is such a well written and strong character that it really makes this series extremely underrated. The Gods of Men was so unique and I’m so freakin sad it’s over.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Alexandria Little

    I'm a wreck This series is really special to me. I laughed, I cried, I celebrated and I got to connect with my faith through a fantasy novel which I NEVER would have thought possible. Bless you Mrs Kloss. The characters are well developed and I love the story. You do not have to be of the Faith to enjoy it. Seriously read it and thank me later. I'm a wreck This series is really special to me. I laughed, I cried, I celebrated and I got to connect with my faith through a fantasy novel which I NEVER would have thought possible. Bless you Mrs Kloss. The characters are well developed and I love the story. You do not have to be of the Faith to enjoy it. Seriously read it and thank me later.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Typhanie

    Cette fin est parfaite. Je ne pouvais pas demander mieux, les larmes, les rires, la douleur du "c'est fini". Si certains ont trouvé le début long, pour moi, c'était un retour avec des membres de ma famille, ça m'a fait du bien de les retrouver. Cette fin est parfaite. Je ne pouvais pas demander mieux, les larmes, les rires, la douleur du "c'est fini". Si certains ont trouvé le début long, pour moi, c'était un retour avec des membres de ma famille, ça m'a fait du bien de les retrouver.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Dagautier

    Digne et très belle fin de cette trilogie. Un plaisir jusqu’à la dernière page.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Hana

    CW: grief; violence; war; trauma; gore; body horror; references to slavery and sex slavery

  30. 4 out of 5

    Cara (Wilde Book Garden)

    CW: Grief, violence, gore, body horror, war, PTSD, slavery, references to: sex slavery, abuse

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