Hero at the Fall is the third and final book in the Rebel of the Sands trilogy and it was an epic conclusion to one of the best series I have ever read (no exaggeration here, I am telling you, go read it if you haven’t already).
If you do not know anything about the story, I advise you no to read this review because it may contain spoilers of previous events. Just know that it was amazing (and that you have to read it. Oh wait; I’ve already said that earlier. READ IT!)
It follows the events of the previous book (that had quite a rough ending) and I was excited about knowing how these beloved characters would manage to get out of this tricky situation (again). You always think it is hopeless until something you had not thought about happened and all end well (not for everyone though, spoiler alert, there are many deaths in this book).
I was so happy to meet with Amani again who is definitely one of my favourite heroine of all time. She is strong and fragile at the same time, she knows what she wants and she won’t hesitate to put herself in danger to save those she loves and to achieve her goals. She is stubborn and quite hot tempered and I loved everything about her. All the characters in this book are so unique and so lovable, each and every own of them. Amani and Shazad’s friendship is GOAL. It was so beautiful to read about their relationship, which is one of my favourite female friendships in books.
The storyline was a bit predictable but it still contained many twists I was not ready for. I am still not over some of the events that happened in this book, I was not ready for this series to end. Although some events were predictable, I was so happy for the ending, which was perfect. I was sad, angry, frustrated, happy, excited and hopeful at the same time. I can still picture myself reading those last chapters and wondering how I was supposed to go on with my life after that.
The best part about this series is Alwyn Hamilton’s writing style. It is easy to follow but it has such a unique quality to it. Every single word is well chosen and there is a beautiful simplicity to it. I really enjoyed it and I know for a fact I will be reading every single book of this author, because I’m hooked.
This was such an epic adventure and I definitely recommend this series. If you love magic, desert creatures and bad-ass characters, this is for you!