I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Resolution of the Marked by March McCarron
Series: The Marked Series #4
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The heart-pounding conclusion to the Marked Series
The city of Accord has been under siege for seven months. Quade’s army is the largest the world has ever known, a force great enough to topple a kingdom. Yet it is held at bay. Thwarted, thanks to the cleverness of a heart-sore general, the dedication of a queen, the courage of a people, the gifts of the marked, and—above all else—the predictions of a mindless truth-sayer, a Fifth.
For over half a year this war has stood at an impasse. But on the other side of their protective city walls, Quade Asher has begun to alter his strategy. He’s finally identified a weakness in Accord’s defense. His desire for conquest is matched only by his rage, born of months seething in defeat and humiliation. Yes, by all the Spirits, he will take this city, and make his enemy bleed.
This fourth and final book of the Marked series is amazing, and really a step up from the prior book. The action is pretty intense, the characters are strong and varied, and Qaede deepens his evil and depravity. I never really felt myself get bored and I was always wondering how things would resolve. There are some major changes for Yarrow, which I enjoyed, and there are lots of reveals about the source and history of the magic that the Marked have. My only complaint might be that Qaede is a bit one-dimensional, but in the end you realize he is no doubt mentally insane so there is justification for it. The whole part about Qaede’s sister also felt a bit underdeveloped and perhaps extraneous. Overall, a fitting and nice conclusion to this series and I thoroughly enjoyed.