Hail to the Queen by Julius St. Clair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hail to the Queen was a satisfying conclusion to the Sage Saga trilogy. I will admit that things felt a bit rushed towards the end, but nonetheless it was another strong novel by Julius St. Clair.
Hail to the Queen picks right back up from the ending of The Dark Kingdom. The Sages are scattered and trying to survive. James is struggling to hold his manifestation up to protect himself and Catherine from the Quietus. Kyran and Dominic are fleeing Quietus to head to get the Prattilian Stone. Scarlet is caring for Arimus's injuries.[Shockingly Kyran kills Dominic for his role in alerting the Quietus of their arrival which lead to Chloe's death. I didn't see that coming at all even though the smug Dominic did need to be put in his place (hide spoiler)]
James growth continues as he keeps seeming like Naruto and a bit like Ichigo (early in Bleach when he would Hollowify is quite similar to James Quietus transformation.) His rapid power growth at times doesn't seem to line up, but it works out overall.
Kyran continues to deal with the loss of Chloe plus the fact that he isn't really the loner assassin he's thought to be. Arimus opens up to James about his life. Scarlet finally explains why she hated Chloe and eventually grows up a bit. Catherine continues to be the steady constant never wavering from who she is and what she believes. [Next shocking thing is that Dominic is brought back to life by the King of Zen-echelon Thorn and decides to serve him. I truly thought Dominic was gone for good even though I believed James should have been the one to do it. (hide spoiler)]
Hail to the Queen definitely makes me glad that I took a chance on the free download of The Last of the Sages. This is a good series that I've never heard anyone talk about. It has some flaws as all series do, but it's definitely fun.
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