Title: The Last Order
Author: Angela M Caldwell
Publisher: Rocket Circus Press
Publication Date: February 3rd , 2015
Genre: YA, Fantasy
My rating: 4/5 (B-)
Lana forms a secret order of women knights to fulfill her father’s final request: find the queen who was thought to be dead and return her to the throne.
Lana Crewe is a strong, fiercely driven seventeen year old living in a village ruled by fear. With their king and queen both dead, strife and division have taken hold. Ruthlessly attacked by an Order called Talons, Lana’s father is fatally stabbed. Before he dies, he imparts upon Lana a directive to save the statue of Saint Peter, and tells her that the queen yet lives. Now it is up to Lana to unravel the mystery of Saint Peter and bring an end to all of the war by finding the queen.
A medieval tale of hope and mystery, The Last Order takes upper teenage angst and spins it on its head. You’ll be gripping this book as hard as it will be gripping you.
My Review :
It has been a while since I have read a stand alone Fantasy book, and Angela's The Last Order did not disappoint ! The story itself is absolutely thrilling and I was hooked from the very first few pages.
Although I was able to guess what was the ending of the story,I never expected it to happen it that way. This is one of those books in which it is not about how the story ends, but more of how to reach the end.
I think the dialogue is something that could have been written better. It was more show than tell. There were many scenes and parts ,especially between Lana and Silas, that could have been more elaborated.
Both of the world building and the character building were done exquisitely. You become entrapped in another era , and join these characters on a journey filled with danger , mystery,trust, hate,and love.
I really enjoyed reading The Last Order and I am looking forward to read more books by Angela!
I give this 4/5 stars and a B- according to my own rating scale.
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