The story picks up with the flight of the Hath family, and their crew of other willing Manth families and friends, away from the ruined Mastery. After the defeat of the Master, alone and displaced, they seek a new homeland but have no real destination and very little food. Ira Hath leads the way, prophesising their eventual success but also her own, sad demise. Bowman and Kestrel Hath, brother and sister, carry burdens of their own. Bowman, in particular, is anxious. He awaits a summons from the Sirene, and must make a great sacrifice for his people. The journey is long, and his preparation is tough – especially in the unforgiving hands of an unexpected teacher. (Goodreads)
A brilliant finale to a wonderful trilogy. This novel had me on the edge of my chair, waiting for the next unfortunate event to take hold and see how the characters cope and continue.
I had tears in my eyes at the end of it; it’s just so damn emotional! It was a difficult recovery for me…
This trilogy will stand on my shelves amongst many other books and proudly proclaim that they are one of my all-time favourites.