Review: Glimmer in the Maelstrom

Glimmer in the Maelstrom
Glimmer in the Maelstrom by Louise Cusack
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Source: Provided by author for an honest review (Thanks, Louise Cusack &Momentum Books)

This review is in relation to the final book in the Shadow Through Time trilogy and will, therefore, contain spoilers to earlier books.  You can find links to my reviews of book 1 (Destiny of the Light) and to book 2 (Daughter of the Dark) at the bottom of this page.

Glimmer knows where her destiny lays. She knows what she must do and yet… something is holding her back. Whilst she is struggling though the Maelstrom is wreaking havoc in the worlds with casualties abound. These casualties, however, did not compare when the Evil itself was hatched, escaped his bounds to further weakened her hold on the worlds and her destiny. Assistance, however, came from unexpected corner.

The format of this book is very similar to book 2 but it feels a lot more decisive. Multiple perspectives alternating chapters with each chapter clearly defined and concisely cut. Each chapter is pretty much wrapped up well and therefore do not necessarily have to segue the next chapter. The existence 4 worlds and numerous characters in many different locations also mean that there are scores of threads being woven to one ultimate ending. I could literally saw it being woven together into one seamless end.

I barked in laughter when I read the ending, mostly because of shock at the irony of it all. I can’t tell you much more as it will spoil the ending but to tease you all, the end is the beginning 😉

Destiny, it appeared, was not always about prophecy and religion. It was clear to Mooraz that friendship, gratitude and the desire to be loved before you die were important also.

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