Genres: Young Adult, YA Fantasy | Release Date: 20 December 2022 | Series: Althuria Chronicles | Series Book: #4 | Pages: 210 | Indie Author | Review
Firstly, a huge thank you has to go to Book Sirens and Ryver Knight for giving me a copy of Void and Valor to review! I’ve loved the previous books in the Althuria Chronicles, and this finale was an absolute heartstopper. So what’s in store for Asha in Void and Valor?
Time has run out for the rebellion movement against Althuria’s Queen. Defeated, they’re now clutching at straws while hiding out in the Academy. Only Asha can fight the Queen’s power, but with the daggers of the Eternos towers in her grasp, is it already too late? The Queen’s Red Soldiers are unstoppable, and they are unleashing everything against Asha and her ragtag team. To defeat this power, Asha must cut the tie the Queen has to the two towers… But will anyone survive this mission?
Sometimes I forget what’s been going on for characters in a series, because I’m one of those bookworms that’s always reading. But I’m happy to say that Ryver is a very forgiving author, because she manages to give us a recap in her novels, even as the story moves forward! It hadn’t felt like months since I’d read the previous book, because Void and Valor immediately drew me in again with a dire threat and intense emotions.
In this last instalment of the Althuria Chronicles, Asha and her friends are mature beyond their years. We have witnessed Asha grow into becoming who she was always meant to be, and I really love that this wasn’t achieved overnight. She had to work hard, and face down terrible, unimaginable things to become someone capable of toppling a Queen. We’re also shown a heroine who actually *listens* instead of barging her way through life, regardless of the consequences. And I really love that!
Ryver carefully and elegantly pieces this YA fantasy together. I was given hints of how I always feel when I read Narnia by C. S. Lewis, as well as Brandon Mull’s Fablehaven series. And, like them, reading Void and Valor has felt like I’ve been greeted by an old friend! With magic, irreversible consequences and a tonne of heart, I think Ryver has honestly saved the best instalment for last. It’s amazing.
Void and Valor by indie author Ryver Knight has been a wonderful way to end the YA fantasy series, the Althuria Chronicles. If you love a massive showdown between good and evil, and the idea of a courageous heroine and her shapeshifter companion? This story (and series) really is for you. It’s a tale of magic, hardship and the sacrifices we make for those we love. How could anyone not love that?! Enjoyed what you’ve heard from my review? Click on any of the links below and order this amazing book! Happy reading, glitterbugs!
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