Hero at the Fall by Alwyn Hamilton is the third and final book in the A Rebel of the Sands series.
In this third and final book we pick up where we left off in book two. Amani and the rebels are in dire straights. Several of them have been killed and many captured, including their rebel prince. The rebels that are left are trapped in a city with a blood thirsty sultan, who wields unnatural power and a mechanical army, all while their friends and leader are dragged away to a mythical prison.
With only a the skeleton of the rebellion left, Amani has taken over as leader, a job, it seems, only she can do even though she doesn’t want it. Now Amani must make hard decisions that could forever change the course of this war.
Will Amani be able to lead this rabble of rebels who are quickly losing hope and heart? Will she fine the rebel prince and be able to put him on the thrown? And when everything is on the line, will Amani be able to give up everything she loves, even her own life if necessary?
I wasn’t total sure about the first book in this series. The second picked up speed and the third was the conclusion. I don’t know if it is just me but I felt that each of the books in this series had a different narrative feel/pace in the first half and the second halves of the books. Each book I started, I was like “womp, womp” but after a hundred pages or so they pick up and get a lot more interesting. It is almost as if the author took awhile getting into the flow of things. But I made it through the series and it wasn’t a made read.
One of the things I did like about this book was how the author handled myth. This story was like a myth in the making and how myths and legends don’t always meet the reality of what happened. It was also kind of neat to see who was telling the “story” at the end of the book.
I actually don’t have much else to say about this one, which may tell you more than anything. It was a read that kept me entertain but not one that is going to stick with me for the long haul. This one get’s 3 stars from me.
That’s all for now!