I will never understand for the life of me why an author would choose to end a series this way. Generally, I am not a big fan of serials, but I am a fan of Jocelynn Drake. I have enjoyed her Asylum Tales books (and the Dark Days series before that.) I was actually excited to see what she would do to resolve Gage’s issues, so serial or not, I knew I would be reading.
It’s actually a good thing that this story was released in sections, because that allowed me to tell you how much I enjoyed the beginning and was captivated through the middle. Only to be so thoroughly disappointed at the end.
When this installment began, I was already wondering how Drake was going to manage to tie up the story in just nine more chapters. The action was so big. There were so many things going on. There’s the killer that’s targeting pregnant women, the Death Magic user, the Towers, Gideon, Trixie, Lilith, and the demons; all hugely important. I knew in the back of my head that maybe this would not all tie up in a neat and clean bow. What I didn’t expect, though, was what I got.
I don’t want to spoil it. But I will say that I consider the ending neither a HEA nor even a HFN. I found it to be decidedly unhappy –and largely unresolved. After the commitment of reading multiple novels and novellas prior to this point, I consider myself invested in Gage. I just can’t see how anyone who cares about this story could be ok with Drake leaving it this way. Especially when you know it’s the end of the series.
I’m at a loss.
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by Jocelynn Drake
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Harper Voyager