Review of The Lamentation of the Marked

October 18, 2017 Reviews 0 ★★★½

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Review of The Lamentation of the MarkedLamentation of the Marked by March McCarron
Series: The Marked #3
on July 3rd 2017
Genres: Fantasy
Format: eBook
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three-half-stars

In the wake of Quade’s public failure, Accord becomes the lone safe haven in all of Trinitas. Ko-Jin, in his new capacity as general, works together with the royal siblings to safeguard and fortify the capital. But the citizens are afraid, and tensions between the Cosanta and the Chiona run high. Still, no one wishes to leave the refuge of those city walls.

No one save for Bray, who is determined to find Yarrow above all else. But the man she eventually tracks down does not know her—he does not know himself. Meanwhile, Arlow is drawn deeper into the fold of the Pauper’s Men, Peer is thrust into an unwanted leadership role, and Vendra plots revenge.

All the while, Quade Asher marshals his armies. War is coming. But long before his military forces arrive, he will make his enemies suffer for the humiliation of his defeat. He will sow fear, break spirits, and leave them bleeding. Quade will test the strength of those who oppose him: how much loss and suffering can they bear, and still fight on?

Overall I did enjoy this book but it took a long time to get through. The book was just so long, and it was very, very hard to keep track of all the characters. It seemed to be missing some of the fun from the previous books. Most of the characters just weren’t that strong. Bray and Yarrow are not front and center here, but rather take a back seat to most of the novel.  Ko-Jin is the brave, dutiful general but he fell somewhat flat. I did find some good stuff here though, like Arlow’s great personality and Quade’s complete evil. The book has a great deal of suspension and darkness though which is a bit depressing. However, the book did end on a very, very intriguing note with where Yarrow goes and I’m curious to see how the final book turns out.

 

three-half-stars

About March McCarron

March McCarron grew up outside of Philadelphia. She earned a BA in English, and—useless degree in hand—went on to wait tables and sell used cars. More recently, she moved to South Korea with her husband, where she teaches English at a private academy. Aside from writing, she loves travel, craft beer, folk music, and all things geek.

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