This review is done by a friend of mine as she loved books one and two and I wasn’t able to get into the series myself.
OMG The author of this one ripped out my heart. This book was an incredibly emotional read that will live forever in my heart (Once it recovers). I loved books one and two and when Jessica gave me the opportunity to read book 3 two weeks before it came out I think I died. This is the final book to an epic series. All of your questions will be answered and the author did a fabulous job of tying up all the loose ends.
This series and definitely not for the faint of heart. It is very dark at times and is for the older YA to NA reader. The main characters are growing ever closer and are still working toward the end of the war. It was darkly beautiful and epic. It will have you on a roller-coaster until the very end. If you are a true fan of the Lotus War Trilogy you will not be disappointed in the least.
With Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff came roaring onto the fantasy scene—he has been praised as “the master of unique and intense plots and huge twists” (USAToday.com), while critics raved about the novel, calling it “[A] fast-paced, fantastical adventure [that] is sharp as a Shogun's sword.” (The LA Times). And with healthy sales in hardcover and electronic—fueled by Jay’s inventive, enthusiastic, and relentless promotion on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and the blogosphere—we know readers are hungry for the finale to his wildly inventive Lotus War saga.
As civil war sweeps across the Shima Imperium, the Lotus Guild unleashes their deadliest creation—a mechanical goliath, intended to unite the shattered Empire under a yoke of fear. Yukiko and Buruu are forced to take leadership of the rebellion, gathering new allies and old friends. But the ghosts of Buruu’s past stand between them and the army they need, and Kin’s betrayal has destroyed all trust among their allies. When a new foe joins the war, it will be all the pair can do to muster the strength to fight, let alone win. And as the earth splits asunder, as armies destroy each other for rule over an empire of lifeless ash and the final secret about blood lotus is revealed, the people of Shima will learn one last, horrifying truth. An exciting, vivid conclusion to a critically acclaimed series, Endsinger is sure to have fans racing through the pages to savor every last revelation.