Wednesday, April 18

Review: Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands #3)

Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands #3)
Alwyn Hamilton

Published By: Faber and Faber
Publication Date: February 1, 2018
Date Read: March 18, 2018
Genre: YA - Fantasy
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 506
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35406534-hero-at-the-fall

From Goodreads:
Once, in the desert country of Miraji, there was a Sultan without an heir.

The heir had been killed by his own brother, the treacherous Rebel Prince, who was consumed by jealousy and sought the throne for himself.

Or so it was said by some. There were others who said that the Rebel Prince was not a traitor but a hero...

In the final battle for the throne, Amani must fight for everything she believes in, but with the rebellion in pieces, and the Sultan's armies advancing across the desert plains, who will lead, who will triumph, who will live and who will die?

"It did not matter if he was a rebel or a traitor or a hero, all men were only mortal in the end."

After finishing Traitor to the Throne, I couldn't wait to jump right into the finale of this incredible series. I was absolutely heartbroken at the ending of Traitor to the Throne and I absolutely couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen to all of my favourite characters. Hero at the Fall was everything I could have possibly hoped it would be and more. It was the perfect ending to an absolutely incredible series.

With many of the rebels captured and the Sultan wreaking havoc on his city, Amani must gather the remaining rebels and come up with a plan. They must rescue the captured rebels before it's too late and take back the throne from tyranny. But will the Rebel Prince be able to take the throne... and will everyone survive to see it?

Hero at the Fall was definitely the most emotional book of the series. I knew going into it that it was going to completely and utterly break my heart. I absolutely adored all of the rebels and I really wanted all of them to survive... but this is war and we never see the end of a war with all of our beloved characters in tact. I cried so much at this book... and I mean completely and utterly sobbed. It was so heartbreaking but the ending is so perfect it was worth every tear and crack in my heart.

Amani and Jin remain to be my favourite characters in the series, as you would expect. The more I read the more I just needed to see how their story was going to end. Whether they would survive this to see what they have been fighting for for so long. I loved seeing the ending of their story. It was beautiful, romantic and stunning.

Hero at the Fall was everything I could have hoped for and more. It was utterly perfect. It was packed to the brim of action and adventure. Love and heartache. I loved every single second of it and I found the entire book, as stunning as it is, bittersweet. I loved seeing the ending and what happened to these beloved characters. But now one of my favourite series is over and I was definitely not ready to say goodbye to them. I really cannot recommend this series enough. If you, like me, are a huge fan of YA Fantasy novels then this is definitely the series for you. It's exciting, romantic and full to the brim of fantastic characters. It is definitely one that I will read over and over again in the coming years. And it is a series that will stay with me long after the last page has been turned.

"All that I am I give to you, and all that I have is yours. Because the day that we die, it's not going to be tomorrow."


 

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