I’m in love. There, I’ve said it. It has been a while since a fantasy series held my heart since the Six of Crows duology and the Shades of Magic Trilogy. And now, I’m officially adding Rin Chupeco’s Bone Witch trilogy to my everlasting hall of favorite books/series to read! You will see me gushing about this series for a while to come now, since this series covers so much diversity in its content – a book written by a POC author (Rin Chupeco is from Philippines and her dedication in the beginning of the books and her acknowledgements at the end made me love her even more!) , a book/series representing a culture other than yours, books with LGBTQIA representation, books with strong sibling relationships, books with strong friendships, you name it, and this series has it.
But lets talk about the finale of this stupendous series. I cried. I already knew what was going to happen from the first book itself, and still I cried. This is the first time that I read a book or a series, where you’re given the ending or most of the shocking points leading up to the ending, from the first book itself. But the alternate timelines moving between present and past still had me completely hooked.
The finale continues Tea’s narration of the story, part in the letters she has written and provided to the Bard and part in person when she finally meets the rest of the crew in their battle against the villains in the story. A whole lot of twists and plots are revealed and I really hadn’t seen any of them coming. The ending was heartbreaking, but I don’t think I could have thought of a better way to wrap up Tea’s story. A lot of my favourites get their happy ending, and I think overall, the author leaves enough hints for readers to feel that the book has a happy ending for everyone involved. We even find out who the Bard is! There wasn’t a single open thread that wasn’t closed nicely in the finale. Thats what I call an enriching and satisfying read.
It will be hard for me to give a detailed review of the final book without giving away spoilers and I really want readers across the world to read this series and give it the love and fanfare that it deserves. Especially if you’re a fantasy buff.
I have added some hints as to some major events in the book, in the profile picture. If you’ve read the book, you’ll know what I’m talking about 🙂
Have you read the Bone Witch trilogy? If not, what are you waiting for? Please read them right now 🙂
What is a book or series you’ve read recently from a culture other than yours, that you would highly recommend?