Blue lily lily blue, kings and queens, swords and things blue lily lily blue...
If I had to complain about anything in this book its the lack of Latin. You see I listen to the Raven cycle on Audio book and the way Will Patton does Ronan's voice while speaking Latin is one of the highlights of the audio. The only other complainant is the ambiguity of the cliff hanger. Other then that this book is lush and funny and character building. This book really hits it's stride with the jokes and humor, and full introduction to a character we heard of from "Dream thieves" having full on chapters was the funniest moment in the audio book which had both my mom and me pausing it just to laugh and laugh before continuing. It wasn't just those chapters though all though out were new funnier moments, the boys just being boys, and new chracters to make it even more humors
This book also shows the love the characters have for one another
Ronan/Adam, Adam/Gandsy, Noah/everyone(mostly blue), Blue/Adam, Blue/Ronan, Blue/Gandsy, Gandsy/Ronan/Adam are just some of the moments in this book that really show how interwoven everyone is to one another. The moments are funny, plot changing, shocking, tender, romantic. This book more then plot is characters and character driven. Its even more apparent here and it's wonderful. We are also introduced to five new characters in this, some are long standing others for this one book only, but the characters themselves make this book rich. (I will note however that one new character may become highly annoying if you are listening to this on audio while he does a sing song voice well....it can and will get on your nerves). While the characters are rich the plot seems to pander in spots, the end or near end as well, However none of it was boring, each chapter each growth had a reason and a purpose in being there. We see the aftermath of Adam's relationship with his father intertwining with his new role, while Dream theives was ronoans coming of age realization in a hand full of chapters Blue lily became Adams coming of age realization.
The word mirror is used repeatedly here, new secrets are found, and old ones come to light, You can't say much more on this book with out spoiling it. This book needs to be listened to or read to believe
My rating: 4 of 5 Highly enojoyable and I'd even listen to it again just for the narroators voice