Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary e-ARC and the publisher for the complimentary hardcopy. All opinions provided are my own.
You absolutely have to start Freya Marske’s The Last Binding series from the beginning but if queer romantasy, lots of threads, & relatable, imperfect characters sounds good, have no fear: books 1 & 2 are out now & book 3, A Power Unbound, is out shortly.
A Power Unbound picks up where book 2 left off: with the group’s overarching aim—to prevent magic from being gathered/stolen & wielded by the unscrupulous in a tyrannical, violent power move—& with the leads, whom we saw in book 2 as secondary characters.
I have been so excited about this enemies to lovers pairing, mostly because the animosity was SEVERE & I couldn’t wait to watch arrogant Jack, a Lord, fall in particular.
There is a huge difference in class, status, wealth, & even size for the leads in this book, something one-half of the partnership, Alanzo, a journalist, repeatedly points out. It makes for heated & really interesting convos, as both men learn things aren’t quite as cut & dry as they expected & as Jack becomes more cognizant of his privilege & Alanzo’s lack thereof.
My fave moment is maybe unexpected to me—when a character unexpectedly extends grace & understanding instead of anger & judgment. (I can’t reveal more ).
This is such a bold, striking fantasy trilogy that basically clobbers you in a good way. There are moments when I was a bit confused or just had a hard time giving it the attention it demands but overall it’s a set of really great romantasy reads that gave me hours & hours of fun (these books are thick).
4.25⭐️. Out 11/07.
CWs: murder, blackmail, violence.
Give me that HEA, please.
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