Is it just me or are my reviews getting shorter?
!! potential spoilers ahead. read at your own risk !!
(Dark Sky #3)
by Amy Braun
Genre: Young Adult, Steampunk, Post-Apocalyptic
Publication Date: 7 February 2017
The final struggle against the Hellions has arrived. A trapped engineer and a desperate marauder scramble to fight an enemy with unspeakable power on its side. Time is running out, and one world will be destroyed…
After sacrificing herself to save the lives of her friends and family, Claire Abernathy struggles to outwit her Hellion captors. They torment and terrify her into working on a weapon with the sole purpose of obliterating the world, friends, and love she has struggled to save. If Claire has any chance of saving those she loves, she must delve deeper into the Hellion world, and witness nightmares she could never imagine.
In Westraven, Sawyer Kendric is desperate to find the woman he loves. To do so, he must finally embrace his family’s atrocious past and heal the wounds it has caused. He will be forced to make new allies, uncover secrets that change all he knows, and find the courage to lead a ragtag crew into the darkest, deadliest battle of their lives.
Claire and Sawyer fight to save their broken world in the final installment of the epic DARK SKY trilogy.
While reading Obsidian Sky, I really had to ask myself this question, “What is it about the Dark Sky trilogy that makes the books so enjoyable?” Few minutes of pondering and one Tokyo Ghoul theory later, I’ve found my answer. It’s the characters, it’s always been them, but more specifically the fact that they don’t lie in the black or white area. They aren’t heroes who do things because it’s the noble thing to do. They’re survivors who are fighting for their right to live. They have the courage to stand up against the Hellions and attempt to bring them down. That realism, combined with their snark, makes them easily likeable and unforgettable characters.
The prologue picked up immediately after Midnight Sky and started on a heart-wrenching note as we see that Claire is not faring well at the hands of the Vesper and her desperately holding on to the few hopes she has left. Seeing the state of the newfound family she sacrificed herself to save is in doesn’t lessen the heartache any less. From there one, it was one hell of an emotional rollercoaster. More sacrifices were made. There were reunions at which tears were shed and fight scenes at which more blood was shed.
But at the end of it all, after all the hardships and obstacles our dear characters have faced thus far, it warms my heart to see them finally achieve their happy ending. Obsidian Sky has brought with it a truly fitting end to the Dark Sky trilogy.
Amy is a Canadian urban fantasy and horror author. Her work revolves around monsters, magic, mythology, and mayhem. She started writing in her early teens, and never stopped. She loves building unique worlds filled with fun characters and intense action. She is the recipient of April Moon Books Editor Award for “author voice, world-building and general bad-assery,” and the One Book Two Standout Award in 2015 for her Cursed trilogy. She has been featured on various author blogs and publishing websites, and is an active member of the Writing GIAM and Weekend Writing Warrior communities. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading, watching movies, taking photos, gaming, and struggling with chocoholism and ice cream addiction.
Her short stories published by independent houses like Mocha Memoirs Press and April Moon Books, and she has independently published a collection of standalone and series novels including Storm Born, Path of the Horseman, and the Cursed and Dark Sky series. Many of her short stories have been featured in anthologies such as Amok!, Avast, Ye Airships!, and That Hoodoo, Voodoo, That You Do, and Stomping Grounds.
More From Amy Braun
CURSED: DEMON’S DAUGHTER | DARK DIVINITY | DAMNATION’S DOOR
DARK SKY: CRIMSON SKY | MIDNIGHT SKY
STANDALONE NOVELS AND NOVELLAS: STORM BORN | PATH OF THE HORSEMAN | NEEDFIRE | THE SHADOW OMNIBUS