#BotWathon Update 3

JUST FINISHED: The Kingmakers by Clay & Susan Griffith.

Adele may have won the battle to fight the war against the vampires her own way, but the war itself is not going particularly well… so Gareth volunteers to take on the risky role of spy and saboteur, and return to his brother’s court to try to take it down from within.

This is the final book in the Vampire Empire trilogy, and plot-wise, it was probably the weakest, which is sad. ☹️ The ending felt somewhat rushed, a lot of plot developments were a little over-convenient, and several threads of the storyline never went anywhere… but I did still enjoy it a lot. The writing has definitely improved since The Greyfriar (where it was kind of choppy), and it’s clear to see that the authors have become much more accustomed to writing together…

And, of course, there’s the romance! Which is the main thing I enjoy about this series, and is as wonderful as ever in this book. 💕 There were plenty of cute scenes between Gareth and Adele, and I love the way that they continue to support and protect each other. I’m a little sad that there wasn’t an epilogue or something to show how they’ll be in the future, but I guess that’s what The Geomancer is going to be for (or at least, I hope it’s going to be more character-driven than plot-driven).

My favourite moment in the book: Gareth trying to be secretive. He’s really not meant for subterfuge, but bless him, he just keeps trying. 😅

CURRENT READATHON STATUS: One book to go ! (Which will be The Second Sleep.) 😊 This one was for the Blood Moon challenge, but I used my Team Revali perk to choose whatever book I wanted instead! 😋

Books Read: 4
Pages Read: 1640
Hours Listened: 10:13
Main Challenges Completed: 4/5
Bonus Challenges Completed: 2/3

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