Title: Season of Glory (Book Three of the Remnants)
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: Blink (March 8, 2016)
400 Pages (Paperback)
Blurb: In the third and final volume of the Remnants series—Seasons of Glory—the power of the Remnants and their people are growing, threatening Pacifica’s careful plans for domination. Among the Trading Union, village after village, outpost after outpost, and city after city are drawn to people of the Way, and agree to stand against those who hunt them. But Pacifica intends to ferret out and annihilate the Remnants—as well as everyone who hasn’t sworn allegiance to the empire—setting the stage for an epic showdown that will change the course of a world on the brink … forever.
My Take: **Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
To begin, a disclaimer: I have not read the first two books in the series, something I almost never agree to do. But I had been interested in the series for some time and so, when the opportunity came to review this book, I had no choice but to pounce on that chance. And, in spite of the obvious disadvantages of jumping in late in a series, I am very thankful that I selected this book to review.
It honestly took about fifty or so pages before I was able to get caught up with the fairly sizable cast of characters, what they could do, and the events that had previously occurred to place them in their current situations. Once that all clicked, it was a struggle to put this book down as the plot, and the approach with the characters and their roles, was very interesting. Because I want to learn more about the remnants, their knights, and the people of the Way, I will definitely take the time to read the entire series from the beginning at some point. The author does a great job of providing unique roles and powers for all of the characters, which allows for some interesting conflicts and scenes that can take place.
I loved how a character’s questionable motives underlined the entire second half of the book, leaving me uncertain about what would actually happen until the very end. This book certainly provides a gripping story that is saturated in Christian themes and supernatural power is present at all times in the story. It is definitely on the short list of the great Christian fiction books I have read, and is one that I’d certainly recommend (although I would advise you to start with book one, like I plan to when I restart the series later).