Sometimes, one must accomplish the impossible.
Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.
Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.
To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted…
I’m not bothering with a non spoiler section for this review because there’s nothing I can really talk about without giving everything away. Lets start with the reason I gave this book a 4.5 stars rather than 5. Cecile is as blind as a bat when it comes to her mother and through this entire book I just wanted to scream at how oblivious she was that here mother was Anushka. Like OMG WOMAN!!! Then at the end when it was finally revealed I’m just like, “Well if only you listened to me and realized, hmm I wonder why my mom is never home when all this shit goes down?????” can you tell I’m salty? Honestly that’s the only thing I found irritating about this book and obviously it didn’t bother me enough to hate it.
When the book started I was really homesick for Trollus and all our friends there but when we got to Tristans point of view I just wanted to back tf out and pretend nothing changed. First of all, yea Anais is dead but I figured that and when Marc said that she was going around talking about how the king saved her I was like “mhm okay somethings fishy.” So much had changed in Trollus by the time that even Cecile went back to talk to Pierre it was crazy. I’m curious to see how the trolls being free is gonna affect everything and I just really want to know how it’s all gonna be resolved. Because right now I have no idea because where the hell did the DRAGONS come from?? That ending just had me confused. Also, when Cecile realized that her mother was Anushka she didn’t tell Tristan which seriously was a stupid choice because then I feel like a lot would have been solved easier than it was.
Overall, I was a bit irritated with Cecile but not through the entire book. I’m excited to see what the finale has in store for these beloved characters as well as the world considering the trolls are free now. Daniel L. Jensen’s writing really is flawless and so pleasing to read, I hope she doesn’t tear my heart out anymore. I know she will anyway.
“If I am distracted, it is your fault. You have been my undoing since the day we met.”
“Here lay the gateway between worlds, the divide between reality and fantasy. A dream or, depending on who waited, a nightmare.”
“Sometimes, one must do the unthinkable,” I said, “for it is the only way to accomplish the impossible.”