This was a wonderfully imaginative way to end the series and provided both poignant scenes and lots of unexpected surprises. It was a little overwhelming trying to remember who some of the players were at first, and I strongly recommend that you read all of the series in order since there are a multitude of individuals who all have their own agendas. This is a great illustration of the complications that arise when one assumes that one knows best for another person even as it reinforces the importance of being comfortable in your own skin. There are a few areas that are still a little murky for me and I have to hope that it’s because the author has left room to continue the saga of these intriguing characters but on the whole, I thought this was a very satisfying conclusion to a fun series.
"Stolen Dreams" by Christine Amsden is the exciting conclusion to her paranormal ‘Cassie Scot’ series. Evan Blackwood has an even larger bounty on his head than before, and is still struggling with Cassie Scot’s rejection, particularly since she has run off with Alexander duPris and there are rumors that the two of them will wed. Hostilities between the extended families of the Scots and Blackwoods continue to escalate until lives are very much at risk. Cassie returns to town, only to be caught in even more of a dilemma as Kaitlin prepares to have the baby of Jason the Vampire Hunter who is rumored to have become one of those he formerly hunted, and revelations about her friend Madison strain their relationship even more. The specter of Cassie’s stolen magic continues to alter many relationships and will, until Cassie finds a way to deal with it permanently. The problem is that not everyone will be happy with her decision and some may choose a different way of solving it permanently, possibly even fatally.
Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood have hated one another for nearly a quarter of a century, but now their simmering hatred is about to erupt.
When Cassie Scot returns home from her sojourn in Pennsylvania, she finds that her family has taken a hostage. Desperate to end the fighting before someone dies, Cassie seeks help from local seer Abigail Hastings, Evan Blackwood's grandmother. But Abigail has seen her own death, and when it comes at the hand of Cassie's father, Victor Blackwood kills Edward Scot.
But things may not be precisely as they appear.
Evan persuades Cassie to help him learn the truth, teaming them up once again in their darkest hour. New revelations about Evan and his family make it difficult for Cassie to cling to a shield of anger, but can Evan and Cassie stop a feud that has taken on a life of its own? Conclusion to the Cassie Scot series.