(Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by HarperCollins on October 13th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Iolanthe and Titus's mission comes to its thrilling end in the third book in the Elemental Trilogy—perfect for fans of Cinda Williams Chima and Kristin Cashore—which Publishers Weekly called "a wonderfully satisfying magical saga" in a starred review and Kirkus Reviews said "bids fair to be the next big epic fantasy success."In a pursuit that spans continents, Iolanthe, Titus, and their friends have always managed to remain one step ahead of the forces of Atlantis. But now the Bane, the monstrous tyrant who bestrides the entire mage world, has issued his ultimatum: Titus must hand over Iolanthe, or watch as his entire realm is destroyed in a deadly rampage. Running out of time and options, Iolanthe and Titus decide to act now and deliver a final blow to the Bane that will end his reign of terror for good. But getting to the Bane means accomplishing the impossible: finding a way to infiltrate his crypt in the deepest recesses of the most ferociously guarded fortress in Atlantis. And everything is only made more difficult when new prophecies come to light, foretelling a doomed effort. . . .Iolanthe and Titus will put their love and their lives on the line. But will it be enough?
This is the story of a girl who fooled a thousand boys, a boy who fooled an entire country, a partnership that would change the fate of the realms, and a power to challenge the greatest tyrant the world had ever known.
I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite series out there. If you haven’t started it yet, what are you waiting for? I’m struggling with my review for just this reason… I can’t really put into words how satisfying this series was for me and the story itself was just everything I look for when reading.
The final installment of the Elemental Trilogy was everything I had hoped it would be and more. An epic story of love, friendship and adventure, The Immortal Heights wraps up this fantasy series in absolute perfection.
Iolanthe and Titus are on a mission to end the Bane’s reign of terror and in order to do so, they eventually have to find a way to get into the deepest parts of his fortress. But along the way, new prophecies will come to light that will alter plans and change lives…
My favorite part of this story is the evolution of the relationship between Iolanthe and Titus… the way their relationship has progressed through these books has been everything I could have hoped for. The friendship, the banter, the love… *sigh*.
And the love is amazing you guys. Thomas writes romance on the regular so she totally knows what she’s doing and she’ll absolutely make you melt and swoon.
“His breaths came in quicker.
With her other hand she traced his spine upward, vertebra by vertebra. His fingers sank into the deep pile of the carpet, trying to hold on to something. And she shifted – a muffled sound upon the carpet – and kissed him at the base of his neck.”
I want to keep going but I won’t.
Thomas keeps this series fast paced with a ton of action and it picks up where The Perilous Sea left off. Iolanthe and Titus and their friends are facing off with the Bane. I know I mentioned above the prophecies … they have played a huge part in this series and it’s no different in this installment. The prophecies are what drive these two forward, but things happen that even I couldn’t have figured out. AND I LOVE THAT! I love not being able to guess what’s going to happen or figure things out early and Thomas had me thinking one thing would happen and I’d turn the page and realize that I was completely wrong.
I have to mention the epilogue because it was absolutely the best. Like I said, I couldn’t have asked for a more satisfying end to this story.
Are you looking for an amazing fantasy series filled with magic, excellent world-building and amazing characters? Do you want to swoon over a love story and fall for each of the characters? Do you love amazing friendships and witty banter between characters? Then look no further. This is the series you need to read! I hope Sherry Thomas keeps writing for the YA crowd because I for one can’t wait to see what she does next!
I can’t wait to reread all three of the books back-to-back and experience it all again. Thank you HarperTeen for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.
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