When I began reading this, I felt it was a lot of characters to handle (for the author) because the intro scene gathers eight heroes, but it came our just fantastic, then, we get another hero, and then, a new villain (Not new if you have read Prisoner of a Witch) and so, I began to imagine what it would be like when the heroes clashed against each other. It was amazing. I thought it couldn’t get any better but we get action scenes one after the other. Then we find another villain, and another one, and another one and another one, literally, this is a reunion of all the villains we have seen from the previous books, Balicus, Skaylax, Nevent, Yecum, literally, this was epic. Then we get new heroes, old ones, I mean This is a massive display of characters with a great plot, great action scenes and yet, I am not yet talking about from the middle of the book to the end.
The Grey Island battle and the warehouse showdown were the best scenes past the middle of the book. The battle is so massive, so well written, the fight against Dalton Hood/Michael was amazing, the new powers Amber develops is just so creative it hurts, not to mention the Fitzwilliam/Amber romance.
By the final chapters, many heroes and villains have already perished and it feels so natural, the character development is fantastic, seriously, this is a masterpiece of superhero books. The author has written something not even the MCU could with Civil war or Infinity War.
By the end of the book, when the four horsemen fight together, you are so excited and feel like this book was worth it. It is a shame this author is not well positioned in the charts, because these books are a must read for any superhero fans out there.
If I could, I would give six stars to this novel.
(reviewed the day of purchase)