Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Endure by Sara B. Larson (Defy book 3)

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read the first two books in this trilogy, Defy and Ignite, Stop! I don’t want to ruin the story for you.

King Damien and Alexa have brought hope back to the people of Antion. Trying to rebuild the kingdom his father enslaved, a new threat had emerged from outside of the kingdom. Alexa wants to go after and save her friend Rylan. She also needs to find a way to kill Rafe and free herself from his control before she can do harm to Damien. Alexa had received a message from Rafe that she must come alone if she wants Rylan alive. If anyone else comes, he is dead. Word of General Tinso’s letter declaring war on Antion is circulating throughout the palace and people want to know what measures Damien if or will take against his Blevon. When one of King Armando’s black sorcerers escapes from the dungeon and makes it to the throne room, he unleashes a magical smog that causes Alexa and several others to fight against their friends. She knows that she really isn't fighting against Damien but it still doesn't make the situation any easier. When the smog dissipates, several of their friends are dead. Alexa, Damien and their surviving friends are devastated.

After the funeral pyres are lit, Damien leaves abruptly, causing concern amongst his friends and guard. Alexa goes to him and neither likes where their conversation is heading. Damien asks Alexa to stay with him. He cannot lose her as well. She loves Damien and has even accepted his marriage proposal but she loves Rylan as well. He has been there for her just like her twin brother Marcel, especially since Marcel's death.  If she didn't go after him, she would be unable to live with the guilt. Damien understands but thinks their goodbye will be their last, he doesn't think Alexa's luck will hold out. She promises to return and become Antion’s queen.

Will Alexa be successful in her attempt to rescue Rylan? Can she kill Rafe and set herself free from his curse? What is the real reason behind General Tinso’s act of war against Antion? Does Alexa return to Damien and become his queen?

Fans of  the Defy trilogy will want to see how Alexa’s story ends.

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