THE UNCONQUERED CITY
by K.A. Doore
Rating: 5/5 stars
Series: The Chronicles of Ghadid
Release Date: June 16, 2020
Publisher: Tor Books
Price: $19.99 (USD)
In the stunning conclusion to the Chronicles of Ghadid, Illi Basbown will be faced with the rising problem of the guul roaming the dunes—a threat to all the surrounding nations. But when Illi discovers that the secret to the source of guul lies very close to home, she’ll have to face more than just that threat, she have to face her own demons to protect everyone she loves.
Well, this book. THIS SERIES! Wow, probably one of my favourite series that I’ve read in recent years. I will say for this book, I know it’s supposed to be standalone, and I definitely think it would be alright to come in at this book, but I also think that those certain emotional moments just won’t hit as well if you haven’t read the previous books. So, I’d recommend reading the other two first (and also, they’re very good and you should read them anyway!)
Overall, I thought this was a fantastic (if a little bit heart rending) way to end the series. I loved seeing the way the world was at the beginning of the series and then coming to the end and seeing how much it’s changed since then. And of course, seeing all my favourite characters grow and change throughout the series was amazing.
I really loved Illi, it was so easy to root for her, and I love how human she is. Doore really has a knack for writing relatable and very human characters. Those little mistakes and missteps they take really make them easy to root for and connect with.
It’s always a little tricky to review a third book in a series, cause if it’s done right all those wonderful things kind of border on spoilers, but I will say that I think it does a great job of creating a self-contained story, introducing a new and wonderful character, while also providing a satisfying end to the series and tying up some of those unanswered questions from previous books.
K.A. Doore writes queer fantasy filled with lots of adventure, and just a dash of horror. The Chronicles of Ghadid is her debut trilogy. To learn more about her, check out her website.
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