My Rating: 4 stars
Age Category: Young Adult
Type of romance: MF
When light is gone, I will understand.
With four parts of the root of magic in our grasp, I should feel like the worst is behind us. Yet the journey to the fifth piece is fraught with dangerous magical creatures. And I can only give the lethal immortals half of my attention.
Grubby is changing and I have no idea what to make of him. Now, another of my fathers has isolated himself for reasons unknown.
Meanwhile, things between Caspian and I are taking a heart-pounding turn, and the decision to trust Jagger isn’t proving as straightforward as expected. In fact, it’s hurting my damn skull.
But when the sun sets on the worst day of my life, I may understand more of this dark, age-old evil.
I may grasp what I stand to lose.
I may discover with whom my heart resides.
. . . And I can only hope that knowledge doesn’t come too late. . . .
Join this crew of mostly honest pirates who have mostly honorable intentions. Meet gossiping immortals with terrible hair! A story with layers and a large twist of humor, set sail into this exciting new tale by USA Today Bestselling author, Kelly St Clare, today.
I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.
This is such a great series and I eagerly dived into the fifth book in this awesome fantasy series. In Veritas the main character Ebba-Viva and the rest of the crew are looking for the fifth piece of the weapon, but they have trouble tracking this one.
There again is more danger and adventure for the characters, some big twists and reveals. Sad parts and also uplifting ones. It all makes for a very engaging read and I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened to the characters. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger and I am not sure what to make of it yet, but I imagine the next book will be another tough one for the characters.
Besides the search for the next piece, there are more magical/ mythical creatures they encounter and also a multitude of more personal and character plot lines. It’s actually a great book for character development. One of Ebba’s fathers is acting weird, then another one of her fathers changes after a certain event. One of her fathers tells his story to Ebba. Then Ebba is trying to grow closer to Caspian to see if she can feel something more for him. And she finally figures out what to make of Jagger too.
It was great to learn more about the characters and see them go through some more changes. The sword Veritas also plays a big role in this story with how they finally use it’s powers to gain insight in some truths. The title sure if well chosen as a lot is about finding and coming to terms with the truth. And then there is the fifth piece that has some reveals for the characters too.
I really like this series with how there’s a big story plot line we’re following with the quest to save the realm, but while the scope is big, there’s also a lot more going on a smaller scope. There are the side characters and magical creatures they meet. And Ebba-Viva’s fathers who all have their own story to Ebba-Viva who grows and changes so much throughout the series. I love seeing how she grows and changes throughout the series, it’s one of my favorite parts. And then there are Caspian and Jagger, both to whom she grows close. While it might seem like it will be a love triangle, it never feels like that. It all develops very natural in my opinion.
There are new magical creatures we meet in this book, more information about the root of magic pieces, their roles and the new piece they discover something about. I liked how in this book they get a better understanding of what some of the pieces can be used for. I also liked some of the new characters/ creatures we meet and others were more nasty.
To summarize: Another great read in this sea themed fantasy series that follows a group of pirates who have to save the world! I enjoyed reading about the adventures that the crew gets up to in this book. Besides the search for the next piece of the weapon, there are also lots of personal and character development plot lines going on in this book. Some of Ebba-Viva’s fathers have troubles. Ebba-Viva discovers more about herself and then there is the romance plot line that makes some progression. This book has some big events and twists and also some new tidbits we learn that I think will turn out to be important for the characters. And with the way things end at the end of this book I am curious to see what will happen next.