Hi readers, I've just finished Ascend, the final book in the Trylle trilogy and I LOVED it!
5 stars (it would be more if I could)!
This again carries the plot on from Torn. There are twists that I didn't see coming to be honest.
At the end of Torn we saw Wendy having to decide whether or not to go to war against her father. She does go to war because it's the only way to end the fighting between everyone. The actual fighting only takes a couple of chapters to get through, which I liked.
What this book really focuses on is that we all need to help each other get through hard things in life sometimes. For example, when Wendy's mother dies everyone rallies round to help her through the pain. And in the planning of the fight as well.
Elora's death was actually more small scale than I thought it would be. I thought Wendy would be crying for lots of chapters afterwards but she wasn't, which was refreshing. She knew she still had her priorities, that she still had a kingdom to run now without her mother.
Wendy and Tove's relationship doesn't go anywhere. In fact, he asks to end it when he tells Wendy that he's gay. We don't see any backlash from this decision.
The main characters go to help another town of Trylle that's been wrecked by the war. Here, Wendy and Loki realise just how much they feel for one another. Ascend takes on a slight new adult twist here. Nothing is graphically described but we as readers know what's happening. While it wasn't Finn that Wendy was intimate with, Loki continued to grow on me throughout this book. I think I preferred him to Finn at the end, for Wendy at least.
I don't want to spoil what happens at the end or who wins the war but yeah, this book couldn't have really been much better for me!
I'm looking forward to reading my next book soon...