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Into the Dying Light

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Into the Dying Light is almost constant action. This multiple POV series finale examines both when our loved ones are used against us and when they give us strength. One of my favorite elements of this series and Into the Dying Light is the story. The ways we, as readers, can see the traps and plans emerging. All with hidden figures and agendas. It's truly masterful to watch the story unfold across these characters and countries. The Age of Darkness Series is one I consistently look to for Katy Rose Pool's masterful plot manipulation.

But what really grounds the intrigue and action are the characters. Into the Dying Light explores whether we can come back from the mistakes and hurts we have caused. If we can prove ourselves, our changed intentions, or alliances to the ones we love. In a world where people are ready to believe, or to doubt, how do we act true to ourselves? Into the Dying Light truly feels like being thrust against a storm. We wonder if our characters can make it out, if each little victory they secure is about to be drowned.
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I was really afraid going into this book that it wouldn't live up to the hype of the first two books, but Katy Rose Pool did not disappoint. This was a perfectly satisfying ending for such a uniquely beautiful fantasy series. I love the different points of view. At first, all the characters were overwhelming, but by the third book, it seems like the perfect combination of people. The characters are wonderfully flawed, relatable, and make a truly dynamic cast. This was a perfect ending to a wonderful series.
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Into the Dying Light is the best trilogy finale I have read, to date, hands down. 

The character arcs, the humanity, ... I won't say much but it is absolutely everything!
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I go into every series finale warily, but it turns out I didn't need to be wary of "Into the Dying Light" at all. This book was absolutely beautiful in so many ways -- it explores fate and destiny, the many types of love and relationships, religion and morality and so much more. Ultimately, this book -- and the entire series -- examines what it means to be human through a cast of unique and diverse characters who all have their own motives and outlooks on life. My heart is oh so soft for these characters, and I can't wait to get my hands on a physical copy of this novel once it releases.
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A good conclusion to a fabulous trilogy. This book fell a bit flat for me. It seemed to be a bit repetitive and long winded. Once I got past all  of the fluff, the story was wonderful.
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***********Thank You, NetGalley for the ARC************
More like 4.5 

This series wrapped up well. I loved the God Resurrection storyline, they are one of my favorites.  That is something I am excited for the readers to find out about and review. It was sad to see each character say bye and go their own way. In general, I think the story had some holes and many questions that were left unanswered. Besides that, Katy Rose Pool shines as a writer when writing multiple character POVs. Hassan needs to stop getting hurt and he really stood out at times he was present in the story, Beru and Ephyra, my heart breaks for them. Jude and Anton are adorable and I'm glad the way their story concluded.  I am looking forward to future works by KPR!
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Katy Rose Pool's Age of Darkness trilogy has everything you could possibly want in a fantasy saga: A tale of faith, prophecy, love, death, and forgiveness, it features a half dozen lead characters each forced to make impossible choices and sacrifices in the face of what may or may not be the end of the world. Into the Dying Light brings all the story's major players together for the first time in a finale that's nonstop from start to finish - and if the trilogy's final installment doesn't always have time for the sort of in-depth character, well. At least it mostly sticks the landing.

That Pool is able to pull all these disparate story threads into anything like a cohesive whole is honestly remarkable, And though there are certainly nits that are worth picking - Into the Dying Light is a story whose whole is certainly more than the sum of its parts, and its twisty, fast-paced story will keep you turning pages right up until the end.
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A dramatic and dark ending to the series! If you love fantasy this series is a must read! Excellent read!
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This conclusion to the "Age of Darkness" series did not disappoint! Katy Rose Pool wrapped up her trilogy so wonderfully. While the first two books were excellent, the third book actually "made" the set insofar as the storyline was tied up in such a fashion that Pool's world-building and philosophies were firmly rooted. I was so impressed with her ability to not only tell a great fantasy story, but also have a solid moral foundation to her trilogy as well. Very well thought out and connected characters and interwoven tales.
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A fitting and fulfilling end to the series. Part of me knows there are probably some criticism to be made re: pacing and episodic encounters, but the other part of me is a complete fangirl and does not care. I'm here for these characters and their relationships and Pool more than delivers. They've all come a long way since the first book, and I'll not deny that I got a little misty as each of their storylines drew to a close. The plot gets a little bogged down in the middle, perhaps, but when it is on, it is firing on all cylinders. There are some decent twists here as well--some predictable, others less so, one that left me with some unanswered follow-up questions--and it was fun to get to see various characters interact for the first time. (I know it's always a juggling act for authors when there are large groups of characters in a scene, but Pool manages with aplomb.)

Ultimately, this is a story about the beauty and strength of humanity: its messiness and mistakes, its resilience and determination. We try, we fail, we get back up again. We love each other enough to hold on and enough to let go. We find strength in connection and hope in each other. Good luck convincing a vindictive god of that, though, am I right?

This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year, and I find myself immensely satisfied. This was GOOD. ARC provided by NetGalley. This title will be purchased for my library.
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