**Disclaimer: the below is a read along post for Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett. There may be spoilers as it is much more detailed than a review. Please stay tuned for my spoiler free review.**
Title Onyx & Ivory
Author Mindee Arnett
Section Covered Part III – The Rising (Chapter 32 – end)
Part II, The Errant Prince, ended on a major cliffhanger. By the time I finished listening and wrote my read along post, it was going for midnight. I didn’t want to, but I had to stop listening. Basically, Part II left me reeling.
Bringing the story full circle. I loved that the ending brought all of the pieces together. Nothing felt random or forced. It wasn’t until the villain’s big reveal, that I finally understood the mystery unfolding before me. Major props to Mindee Arnett for taking me by surprise. I never saw the villain as The Fallen One. I just assumed that was an old story used to illustrate what happens to an heir who loses the Yore.
The ending was bittersweet. I loved that Kate and Corwin finally figured it out. They were finally honest with each other and it made their relationship that much stronger. However, I don’t love that Kate’s brother is now missing in some foreign land that we no nothing about. I think we still have plenty of mystery left to solve in the next book and I’m super excited to start it.
Hopes for Shadow & Flame
Find Kieran! They need to find him unharmed and safe. He’s had such a hard life already, he deserves a happy ending with his big sister.
More Wraith! He’s still my favorite character. Also, more Bonner. I want a bromance between Bonner and Wraith, I think they could be really interesting friends.
Edwin, Edwin, Edwin. What are they going to do with him? He’s basically a spineless jellyfish who is being manipulated by the other members of his council. I don’t exactly know what I want to see done to him. But, he definitely can’t stay the High King.