It was hard to sit down and start Covenant’s End, knowing it would be the last adventure of Widdershins and Olgun. How do you say goodbye to a character like Widdershins? When you are Ari Marmell, you do it the hard way, no corners cut, no feelings spared.
Widdershins has to come home and face her friends and their disappointment in her. When she left Davillon after the events in False Covenant, she did so thinking only of herself. Brutally wounded by her losses she just couldn’t stay. While her friends understood, they also knew that she was abandoning them. Widdershins has to grow up and accept that she deserves their anger. What she isn’t prepared for is how much damage was done in her absence. Lisette has returned, making new supernatural friends to help her in her plot. She has taken over the Thieves’ Guild and has some control over the government. She won’t be happy until Widdershins is dead and Davillon is hers. Banding together her friends and allies, will Widdershins and Olgun be able to defeat Lisette one more time?
As I said before, no feelings are spared. I finished the last fourth of the book in tears, sobbing. A heart-felt ending to a well done series, I give 4 and ½ stars to Covenant’s End.
The thief Widdershins and her own "personal god," Olgun, return to their home city of Davillon after almost a year away. While Shins expects only to face the difficulty of making up with her friends, what she actually finds is far, far worse. Her nemesis, Lisette, has returned, and she is not alone. Lisette has made a dark pact with supernatural powers that have granted her abilities far greater than anything Widdershins and Olgun can match.
Together, Widdershins and Olgun will face enemies on both sides of the law, for Lisette's schemes have given her power in both Davillon's government and its underworld. For even a slim chance, Shins must call on both old friends--some of whom haven't yet forgiven her--and new allies.
Even with their help, Widdershins may be required to make the hardest sacrifice of her life, if she is to rid Davillon--and herself--of Lisette once and for all.
Age Range: 12 and up / Grade Level: 7 and up