The Godstone Saga #6
Characters: Caelan/Drayce, Eno/Rayne
Genre: Fantasy, Series
The Final Confrontation
Caelan is done being a pawn of the gods.
He’s been herded and molded by the liars and manipulators.
He’s put the lives of his family in danger again and again.
And he is done.
It’s time to face the mad Goddess of the Hunt in the last place any of them want to go—the Ordas.
If they’re lucky, the special assistance he’s called in will arrive in time.
But no matter what, Caelan will protect his family…at any cost.
City of Blood is the sixth and final book of the Godstone Saga series and is not a standalone. The fantasy with a modern twist contains danger, secrets, broken gods, desperate kisses, dragons, possessive boyfriends, magic, lots of delicious angst, and one last round of a deadly game.
This book is a wonderful conclusion to a series that has kept me wanting more throughout. I love the characters and their world, and am sad that this is the final book, although I’m looking forward to its spin off. The tension keeps up throughout and I worried that Caelan and Drayce, in particular, wouldn’t get their HEA. I also have much love for Eno, Rayne, and Adrian, and how all the characters have grown through the series. Definitely one for the paperback shelf.
City of Blood continues immediately after the events of the previous book and that cliffhanger. I loved the consequences of what’s happened to Caelan, and how his family time and again pull him back from the edge. He’s been through a lot over the past year and it shows. He comes into his own and shows why he’s the right choice for king in this story, but not without almost losing his humanity in the process. I love Drayce. He’s the perfect fit for Caelan, and I love how protective they are of each other. I enjoyed seeing more of Drayce’s dragon, and the depth of his love for Cael. Toaster is the perfect code word on so many levels.
Rayne and Eno have both come a long way since the first book. I loved the conclusion of their story arc and romance, although it’s not without angst and loss. I like how comfortable Rayne is with his powers now, and his support of Eno after his world is turned upside down. Their HEA is perfect.
I love Haru, especially when he’s with Adrian. I’m very happy they’re getting their own series with Shey. Adrian has an interesting skill set and I like how he became a part of Cael’s found family so quickly. He fits in perfectly.
The scenes where they all take down their opponents on skill alone without their powers are great, and shows how capable they all are.
The gods are arses, but in this story they up their game. I like how their true personalities and motivations come out, and how everything Cael thought at the beginning of the series is shown to be a lie.
The world building is wonderful. I love the mix of fantasy and technology.
The dragons rock.
5 out of 5 stars.