After pitched battle, The White—the avatars of the Five Gods—have briefly turned back the vicious invaders. And now, the priestess Auraya is sent on an urgent mission to reconcile with the powerful, outcast Dreamweavers, for their magical healing abilities may be the key to saving the land. But as a deadly plague devastates their allies and old adversaries resurface, a dreadful surprise may ruin the chance for peace. For Auraya’s terrible discovery will force her into a desperate choice—one whose consequences will change the world forever. -Goodreads
My Rating: 5/5
The plot in the second entry of this trilogy is a lot slower than the first, but it’s rich in lore, history, magic, and character development. This is a book about discovery, rather than epic fantasy battles and war like The Priestess of the White (Age of the Five #1).
Auraya’s journey in this book is difficult for her. She spends so much of it fighting an uphill battle (metaphorically) and for a while it doesn’t feel like she’s going anywhere. She does, however, come into her own eventually and watching her grow even more as a character was brilliant to see.
Leiard and Emerahl’s plotline/s are my favourite – they are the reason I have rated this book so highly. Some of the mysteries and secrets touched upon in the previous book are revealed, and for others there are more clues. Emerahl makes this book so much fun as her plot is driven entirely by her – not the events around her. She does what she wants and gets what she wants too.
Reivan is introduced to us in this book, and because of that we get to see the other side. Her plot is quite dark, but she is strong and the way her story develops is brilliant.
As the middle book, ‘Last of the Wilds’ suffers a little from sagging in the middle, but not too much – the characters bring the world and story to life and you will find the book over before you know it.