This is the third book in the Tearling series. In the first, Kelsea became queen of the Tearling, stopped the human trafficking to their evil neighbouring queendom hence starting a war. In the second book she tries to work out how to win the war whilst having all-encompassing visions of a woman from the past – who managed to escape from a dystopia and establish the first civilisation in the new world and ends up handing herself over. In this third book, her visions continue in the new world, with all of the magic and strangeness in this new world. Can she figure out how to save everyone?
It took me a while to get into this one – in fact, the only way I could do it was to re-read the second book to remember what the world was all about, and then take it from there. And it got really strange, but I found the characters so compelling that I couldn’t put it down. And the end was somewhat strange, but yet somewhat perfect.