“The time for preposterous heroics has passed.” “Preposterous heroics were the only thing we were ever good at.”
Good summary and conclusion to the series … maybe. Despite several inconsequential subplots, de Castell brings all the threads together in the end. A Greek-tragedy-like appearance of the gods at the end is turned on its head; good job.
“The best we can hope for is one chance to prove ourselves, to turn our death into a sacrifice for what we believe in rather than a fate that was set upon us.”
Quibble: A face recognized by its reflection in the blade of a rapier? How wide are your rapier blades? (The very presence of rapiers in this medieval fantasy is a non sequitur, but explained in the first book.)
“Why must you always be clever after the fact, Falcio?”
Not Dumas quality, but a fun read.
“Death, like life, cares nothing for poetry.”