Posted in Rated Q, Urban fantasy

All Is Fair


Author: Emma Newman

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Rating: Q


William Iris struggles to keep the throne of Londinium whilst hated by his own court and beset by outsiders, while Cathy discovers the legacy of her former governess. But those who dare to speak out about Society are always silenced. Sometimes for good.

While trying to avoid further torments from the mercurial fae, Sam finds himself getting tangled in the affairs of the Elemental Court. But an unexpected offer from the powerful and enigmatic Lord Iron turns out to be far more than Sam bargained for.

Max and the gargoyle are getting closer to uncovering who is behind the murder of the Bath Chapter and the corruption in London and Max finds the gargoyle’s controversial ideas harder to ignore. Can he stay true to his sworn duty without being destroyed by his own master, whose insanity threatens to unravel them all?

Bluestocking’s Learned Opinion: After I finished Any Other Name, I wondered how the author was going to be able to finish this series in one more book. There was a lot of plot to wrap up. She did it. It was definitely not quite what I was expecting, which is why I gave it the Q rating. The ending of this series was very anti-climatic. Some parts of the ending were completely out of no where. (Like the whole, who is killing all the chapters subplot).There was no clues in the prior books. It was a little bit disjointed. The book ended with a new beginning for all of the major storylines. I feel that perhaps the author made the ending this way so that in future she could return to this world. There was still plenty of adventure left that just wasn’t touched.

This was my least favorite book in the entire series. I really felt let down by how the author handled the ending. It was lacking in umph. To read or not to read? I would read it, but just don’t expect some breathless conclusion.


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