Title: The Battlemage
Author: Taran Matharu
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Series: Summoner, book three
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
I borrowed this book through my local library and reviewed it.
My husband and I decided to read this series together, as I won the copy of the first book in the series through a giveaway at Book Riot. He's been reading them first, and then I follow suit. He's been warning me all about Battlemage, about how it was so good, but it was going to make me feel everything. I finally started it a few days ago, and was glued to the pages until the end, collapsing on my couch in a screaming, crying fit of emotion. How could you do this to me, Taran?! Haven't you made us feel enough pain?! As far as sequels go, especially for a series closer, this book was pretty much perfect. I loved it, even though my heart is bruised and battered, broken into a million tiny pieces. (You're lucky that you've already won my heart, sir, because otherwise I wouldn't forgive you!)
The Battlemage picks up where The Inquisition left off, with the repercussions of the previous book finally coming into play. I don't want to say too much about the plot, because I don't want to give anything away for the people that haven't yet read it. But I will say that Fletcher plays a bigger role than he had in the previous books, and I loved the character development! I also really enjoyed the way the loose ends were tied up. The ending was perfect, and despite the emotional agony, I really enjoyed it! I have to say that I'm really sad, though; I feel like I've lost a group of dear, beloved friends. I can't wait for more from Taran Matharu, and I'm hoping that it takes place in the same world as Fletcher's! Political intrigue, romance, twists and turns, secrets and loss--The Battlemage has something for everyone, and was a perfect ending to one of my favorite series! The bottom line: The final book in the Summoner trilogy, I loved The Battlemage, and I can't wait for more from Taran Matharu! Next on deck: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert!