The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson


Beauty of Darkness

Author: Mary E. Pearson

Published on: 2 August 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Pages: 679

Format: Hardcover

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Lia has survived Venda—but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it. With

With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down. 

In this conclusion to the Remnant Chronicles trilogy, traitors must be rooted out, sacrifices must be made, and impossible odds must be overcome as the future of every kingdom hangs in the balance.

Love this novel to bits. Great way to end the trilogy. World building is amazing and relationships between the characters are well written. You could see how much the charcters care for one another and willing to sacrifice their future to help their friends who needed their assistance..

The most noteworthy thing that stood out to me would be Lia’s character development. She grew from a princess who ran away from her arranged marriage in the 1st installment of the series, to a warrior princess full of grit, strength, and determination. She strived towards her goals and wouldn’t let anyone stop her. On the side note, I do admit that Lia was pretty stubborn at times.


I felt lesser emphasis was placed on Kaden in the 3rd novel as compared to the 1st and 2nd installment of the series. There wasn’t as much focus on Kaden as compared to Lia and Rafe. I feel sad since Kaden is my favourite character in this trilogy. Moreover, I shipped Kaden with Lia since both of them have so much in common and they understand each other pretty well.

On the other hand, Rafe had tried to hold Lia back at one point in the novel. I wouldn’t blame him for doing that, since he did carry a bleeding and half dead Lia for miles before meeting up with Sven and mates. That ordeal caused him to develop a fear of losing Lia and led to his over-protective behaviour. However, at times, it does seem a tad excessive.

I love all the other characters in the novel too. From Sven to Jeb to Pauline, and to others I didn’t mention. Every character is unique and had provided different types support and encouragement for the heroines. Sven would be the person who give the best advice and the go-to person whenever you have problems or difficulties. Jeb would be the person that you will trust to cover your back in a war.

All in all, I am satisfied with the ending to this trilogy. It had been one hell of a ride with Lia, Kaden, Rafe and all the other characters. Very likely, ‘The Remnant Chronicles’ will continue to remain as my favourite series for a long time. 🙂

Written by: Joanne


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