Genres: YA, Historical, Fantasy
When Rema chose to be crowned queen and join the rebel forces, she knew she'd face the fight of her life. What she didn't expect was to be kidnapped by an Emperion assassin and taken to the mainland to be executed in front of the emperor. How can she save Greenwood Island if she can't even save herself?
Darmik knows he doesn't have much time to rescue Rema. He’s denounced his position as Commander and Prince in order to join the rebels. But now he must rely on his family name in order to go before the Emperor—his uncle—and beg for Rema’s life.
If Rema and Darmik have any hope of being together and saving their kingdom, they must survive the greatest threat of all—Emperion.
This is the heart-pounding conclusion to The True Reign Series.
WAR by Jennifer Anne Davis was a thrilling conclusion that I absolutely adored. I loved this series since the first book, and was so pleased with the way it all ended. Some things didn't play out like I hoped they would, but that's to be expected with any good conclusion. But either way, I am so glad I read this series and got to know these wonderful characters.
The world-building was phenomenal, this book setting has quickly become one of my favorite genres to read. There's something about historical novels, set with evil kings and a civil war threatening to rise up and devour the evil ensnaring them, that always peaks my curiosity and gets my blood pumping. And this book was no exception too my new favorite genre, that satisfied in more ways then I hoped.
Rema thought she finally had it all figured out. She thought by standing with her people as their new queen, she would be giving a fresh beginning for them all. She thought she had more time before her life flashed before her eyes, before she was on her way to the gallows, again.... But she was wrong, and now she will never know what would of been, because she is a prisoner on her way to Emperion to be executed only because of the Royal blood that runs through her veins. And their is nothing she can do about it, or is there....?
Rema will have to battle the unthinkable to defeat all the evil threatening to tearing her world apart. She has no idea how or even if she will be able to get out of her impending execution in Emperion. And if she walks on that, how she'll ever find the forces and power to defeat them all. But one thing is for certain, Rema is not the same girl who naively and unknowingly walked into this life. She's stronger, faster, and more determined then ever to bring them all down
once and for all.
Darmik has lost the woman he loves in more ways then one. She was not only his savior, but also the savior of the rebels that he now calls his own people. She was Greenwood Island's last hope of ever defeating his father, the King, and his evil brother, the crown Prince, and restoring the Kingdom to it's once glory before his father slaughtered the royal family, missing only the infant baby that is the true heir to the throne, and is also miles away on a ship to Emperion to wait out her execution. Darmik almost lost Rema once to the gallows, he won't lose her again, no matter the circumstance...
Darmik's only way of saving Rema is to venture beyond his borders to the Emperion kingdom, where Rema is on her way too. He will have to use his royal name to gain entry with his uncle, the Emperor, and beg for Rema to be returned too him. He will have to become the person he now despises, if he wants to save not only the women he madly loves, but also the strong queen that will save them all..
But Emperion proves to be more difficult then Darmik ever anticipated, and his Royal blood will not be enough to get him out of this ruse he's concocted. But even if he manages to save Rema from the Emperor, he still has to find a way to defeat his father, brother, and thousands of solders that they're sure to have manipulated into turning on him....
Their journey will be long and tedious, but they will all have to endure much if their going to save their queen under duress, and breathe fresh air back into their kingdom.
This book was EPIC, truly amazing!! I loved it so much for so many reasons! This heart-pounding adventure was just the conclusion my heart needed!! I'm just sad this series is over, but thrilled that their is a spin-off series about Rema and Darmik's daughter, which I already have a review copy of, WHOP!!
Overall, WAR was a great conclusion that I'm highly satisfied with. I'm excited to continue this series in the fresh eyes of the main characters daughter, and see what other struggles will arise in Emperion and Greenwood Island. I know whatever Davis creates is going to be anything but short of amazing! If you enjoy thrilling historical's, heart-pounding action and adventure, with war and rebellion, and an utterly beautiful romance that will stay with with you for a long time, then definitely check out this series, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
NOTE: I received an eBook for reviewing purposes. All opinions express are my own and are not influenced in any way!
4.5 BONE HEARTS