I received and ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
It seems that as the third book of the series, Swank has finally learned to stay away from the wondrous tangential sex scenes that no one gives a fuck about and stick more closely to the story-line. We have more action in this book than much before and it’s made the book a better read in many ways.
That being said, there are still many headdesk moments in this book and I don’t think the improvements are enough to make the book necessarily good.
For one, swords are fucking heavy and walking around with one will also possible get you arrested? And really? All these deaths are just so completely unnecessary. I’m feeling numbed by them. At this point, I would be surprised if someone didn’t die. Another issue with that is that I refused to get invested in any of the characters because at some point, they run the risk of dying. Not that I gave a shit about any of them in the first place.
At least Ellie isn’t the whiny bitch she was beforehand.