SovereignTitle: Sovereign (Book #3 in “The Books of Mortals” series)

Author: Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

In this grand finale of a stunning series, Dekker and Lee team up once again to bring readers on an epic journey they won’t soon forget.

Hiding beneath the city, Rom and his small group of 36 Sovereigns are desperate to survive. The world has been split into four basic factions: the Sovereigns, the Immortals, Corpses, and Dark Bloods. With enemies on all sides, Rom and the rest of the Sovereigns will have to figure out how to bring life to a dying world before time runs out.

Do you remember when movie trilogies such as “Harry Potter,” “Lord of the Rings,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” were the newest and biggest things? Trilogies hadn’t often been done before, and movie-goers both rejoiced and despaired when each movie left them on a cliffhanger. But since they had to know what would happen, they ran to the theaters in droves only to patiently wait in line for hours.

“The Book of Mortals” trilogy reminds me of that feeling. Each book takes you on an epic journey that leaves you breathless and on a cliffhanger, desperate to know what happens next. You have no other choice than to buy the next book. The classic clashes between good and evil together with heroes and heroines you can cheer for all combine for a unique edge-of-your-seat thriller.

However, none of the books in the series are stand-alones. You’ll have to read from the beginning if you want to understand the full scope of the story. Even waiting a full year as I did from the second book in the series to the third, I got a little lost. But each book is well-worth the time and money you might spend on them. The books can be a little dark and graphic (think more “Lord of the Rings” than “Chronicles of Narnia”), so if those kinds of reads bother you, I’d recommend skipping this particular series.

But if you like thrillers, Dystopian fiction, or stories filled with rich allegorical meaning, then don’t miss out on Dekker and Lee’s newest collaboration.

Let’s Talk Book: Which do you prefer? Stand-alone novels, or series?

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