One of the things I like about Chris Evans is his wonderful titles. This title is evocative of many things and ties so tightly to the story line that it is astoundingly descriptive. This is the culmination of a terrific trilogy. (I just love alliteration.) I highly recommend that you read both The Light of Burning Shadows and Darkness Formed in Fire before reading this final running battle. The Iron Elves are resurrected in several ways in the ultimate confrontation with the Shadow Monarch.
There is more to these books than just entertainment. The evolution of personality and the maturation of goals are just a few of the delightful nuggets of philosophy strewn through out the book and the series.
As I said in one of my previous reviews, the Iron Elves are once more the sharp point of the human empires bayonet. I don’t think there is a single character that isn’t transformed in some way by the intricate plot of this book. There are surprises a’plenty awaiting you! Evans does magical and marvelous characterizations though out the book. Ymit, Major Swift Dragon, Jir and Visyna are just a few of the extraordinary colorful and passionate players in this behemoth battle of wills and nature. In some ways it is just a very exciting rendition of the often confusing and confounding identification of the difference of good, evil and the vast gray area in between.
I enjoyed the book, loved the trilogy and highly recommend all three of the books!