After the fall from the Maaldan cliff, Chalice is reunited with her friends on a journey that takes them to the coastline of Ielieria. Little do Vlaad and his Fierain know what is in store for them as, bit by bit, their plans are thwarted by this blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty.
The small band of rebels then travels across the Realm, preparing it for war, while Chalice herself is brewing plans of her own that may just land her in the hot seat. What will happen when she returns her father to the throne? What will happen when he finds out what she has done? And … what will happen once Dar’Maalda learns of the rebels’ location?
In the third and final novel of the trilogy, The Legend of the Raie’Chaelia, you find out. It is a dramatic finish to an epic story of action, adventure, betrayal, forgiveness and love.
I couldn't wait to start this book. The Return picks up right where we left off in The Firelight of Maalda. Chalice fell over the cliff after being attacked. She learns a lot of information from an interesting source, then is reunited with her friends/family. She has a plan in place to return her father and finally defeat Vlaad. The problem is, he has plans of his own. It is a fight for their lives and Chalice isn't just going to sit around being a princess, but instead is going to charge headlong into battle!
Chalice has grown and changed so much through these books that she is hardly recognizable as the young girl we first met! She still has an opinion and is strong-willed but she has learned to channel her strengths. I'm still in love with Jeremiah. He is always the protector. Her friends are still close, through everything she and the war puts them through. I wasn't sure how this book was going to play out and for that reason, I couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed this whole series.
I rate this a 5/5. I loved the series and was sorry to see it end, but the author did a great job!
Thank you to the author for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.