Thursday, April 14, 2016

Book Review: "The End of All Things" by Jill Williamson


The End of All Things
Jill Williamson

Synopsis from Goodreads:

With the Five Realms on the brink of total destruction, everyone faces a final mad scramble to find a safe haven. The realm is divided on what should be done. Wilek and Trevn join those who are preparing the realm for a seaward evacuation, but the king stands in their way. Wilek must battle against his own father to try and save the people of Armania.

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The five woes are in full swing and seems likely that the entire land will dissolve into the ocean in the near future. Wilek, Kal, Trevn, and a few others believe in the impending doom and are planning evacuations. Meanwhile, international turmoil and the heir war continue unhindered. Kal’s group continues their dangerous journey to safety and Charlon schemes to take Lady Zeroah’s place. Will there ever be a time of peace and safety?

The End of All Things is part three of book one in King’s Folly by Jill Williamson. Wow. The epic continues—and it is most certainly an epic! The layers of characters, the complex plots and subplots, the religious turmoil, the secrets of the past, the forbidden romance, the prophecies, and so, so much more. It is a good thing there is a character index! Although, a person does learn to keep pretty good track of things. But, wow, this series is amazing!

I did not expect the characters to evacuate the Five Realms so soon. I thought the author would wait until the last book in the series since it seemed so final. But the evacuation occurred in book one, part three. That is not to say that there are not still problems. The five realms took all their political and religious troubles with them into whatever new world they discover and colonize. I wonder if there will already be inhabitants in the new land…

There are so many things in just this part of the book! So many evil schemes to combat. I can hardly believe what Wilek did to survive one of them! That part was awesome. The religious aspect is definitely building up to something. False gods, cults, and drugs are one side and Arman, his holy book, and the prophetess are the other. I can hardly wait to see how the conflict climaxes.

I am totally addicted to this series and would recommend it to those who enjoy New Adult high fantasy.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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