Grand finales should always be the most impressive book in a series. As far as the Golden Key Chronicles are concerned, this story did its job and then some. Things were in a really tight place for the main characters and then it got even worse. I was pretty engrossed in the book and didn’t pull back until the end when I had a sigh of satisfaction for the lovely fairy tale ending.
As the last book in a serial-like series, this one picks up right where the last one left off with its cliffhanger-style ending. It has to be read in order with the others.
Caedmon and Rowena go through the wardrobe mirror and back to her future to gain some reprieve and figure out a plan of attack to defeat the powerful dark wizard, Gaelleod and Caedmon’s traitor brother, Braedric. What they learn leaves Caedmon conflicted. Historical writings indicate that if Rowena goes back, she will be branded a traitor and burned up in witch fire. He loves her so much that he would rather her stay in the future where its safe and never see her again than have her face that fate. Rowena is determined to fulfill her destiny and holds Caedmon to his promise that he will never leave her side. So back through the wardrobe they go to face a joint destiny.
The plot on this one was action-centered as events culminate in the great epic battle of the two forces. Choices seem to be the riding factor in this one. Caedmon and Rowena are forced to make choices and even sacrifice their feelings to do what’s right. This makes for some intense moments. That being said, there were some great down time moments when Caedmon and Rowena spend time with her friends, Oliver, Jon and Violet, in the future and a medieval knight experiences the modern world. There are also some hot sexy times between them that were pretty exciting too. They were good together and make an all-round great partnering.
All in all, this one more than met expectation for the series finale and left me a bit sad to close the book on Caedmon and Rowena’s adventures. Lovers of Fantasy Romance, Time-travel romance or even Paranormal Romance should definitely consider this series.
My thanks to the author for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.