The Captain’s Log – the killing light (Myke Cole)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This book is the final one of The Sacred Throne trilogy.  While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the previous two then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .

I really did enjoy getting the conclusion to the story of Heloise.  I thought the series be satisfying on the whole and book three was a quick and engaging read.  The highlight of this series for me were the character interactions and struggles.  I actually liked Heloise’s viewpoints and changing inter-personal relationships more than the magic and action scenes.  The other interesting takeaway was that the middle book of the trilogy was me favourite.  I am hard pressed to think of another trilogy where that be the case.

The minor issue with book three be that some of the fighting sequences beggared belief.  The odds were so overwhelming at times that I mentally rolled me eyes at Heloise’s successes.  And yet her realistic suffering both mentally and physically kept me engrossed.  The plot also had some very unexpected turns that I loved.  I wasn’t a huge fan of how the demons were defeated but I am a huge Heloise fan for sure.  Even if I don’t envy her future.

I am so glad that I didn’t give up on the trilogy after book one because this was a great series.  All three novellas pack a punch and I highly recommend them.  Arrr!

Side note:  Another series finished.  Arrr!

Goodreads has this to say about the novel:

The thrilling conclusion to Myke Cole’s Sacred Throne trilogy

Heloise and her allies are marching on the Imperial Capital. The villagers, the Kipti, and the Red Lords are only united in their loyalty to Heloise. They face both internal religious strife and devils pouring through the rent in the veil between worlds, but must overcome everything to topple an empire.

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Myke Cole – Author

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the killing light – Book

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Previous Log Entries for this Author

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the queen of crows (Captain’s Log – Fantasy)

2 thoughts on “The Captain’s Log – the killing light (Myke Cole)

  1. This series has been on my TBR since it released but I hadn’t seen much about it. Sounds like book one is maybe not the best but it’s worth sticking out? I’ll try to keep it in mind if I get around to it.

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    1. The character annoyed me in the first book and that overtook the plot. I do actually think that first book be well-written though. I was going to abandon the series and realized upon seeing book two that I did in fact want to know more. I just think it be hard to categorize the series because it feels both YA and very adult at different times. I am so glad I read it though.
      x The Captain

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