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Arrow's Fall(The Heralds of Valdemar, #3)
With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar, come of marriageable age, Talia, the Queen's Own Herald returns to court to find Queen and heir beset by diplomatic intrigue as various forces vie for control of Elspeth's future.
But just as Talia is about to uncover the traitor behind all these intrigues, she is sent off on a mission to the neighboring kingdom, chosen by the Queen to investigate the worth of a marriage proposal from Prince Ancar. And to her horror, Talia soon discovers there is far more going on at Prince Ancar's court than just preparation for a hoped-for royal wedding. For a different magic than that of the Heralds is loose in Ancar's realm – an evil and ancient sorcery that may destroy all of Valdemar unless Talia can send warning to her Queen in time!
Arrow's Fall brings the trilogy to its not-so-unpredictable end.
The only change to the two previous books is the tone that dives (a bit too abrubtly) towards much more dark and violent events.
The style has improved a bit since the first book but the overall disappointment is sealed with the unoriginal conclusion.
I'm not sure to who I would recommend this trilogy. The story limps and style is too naive for older readers but some of the themes limits the younger audience.
The only reason why these books received whole two starts from me is that I actually managed to finish reading them, the single one is reserved for totally unreadable material.