It Comes Down to This... Warlord of the Forgotten Age (Legends of Windemere, #15) by @cyallowitz #fa
Title: Warlord of the Forgotten Age (Legends of Windemere, #15)
Author: Charles E. Yallowitz
Genre: Epic Fantasy, Fantasy
Whether in darkness or light, every path inevitably comes to an end.
As Gabriel, the Destiny God, determined centuries ago, his chosen will face Baron Kernaghan for the fate of Windemere. Through many victories and losses, the champions have stood together and prepared for this great battle. Now that the Baron’s influence stirs those with evil hearts, they have run out of time and must travel to Shayd. Yet, there are more secrets for them to uncover before entering a battle where the only way to survive is surpassing limits and putting everything they have on the line. Through it all, Gabriel’s statement that he made them destined to fight, but winning was not set in stone rings in their minds.
Will the champions usher in an Age of Heroes or become the sacrifices for an Age of Darkness?
The destined battle has arrived between the champions and Baron Kernaghan. Who will be left standing when the dust settles… not even Gabriel, the Destiny God knows.
In the epic finale of the Legends of Windemere series, the champions are readying themselves for the Baron and his army. Luke, on the other hand, is recovering from his torturous captivity where the Baron brutalized him in every way possible. The champions are worried because they know they need Luke at full strength if they are to be victorious. His physical wounds are healed but what about his spirit? It’s like he’s pushing everyone away including those who love him the most. Will he have the strength to face the Baron once again or has he already been turned to the Baron’s side? The champions will have to risk it. They embark on their final adventure where lives will be taken, prophesies unleashed and the fate of all Windemere lies in the balance.
Before I started reading, I was conflicted. I looked forward to reading where Charles Yallowitz would take the characters and the explosive confrontation with the Baron. Yet, at the same time, I knew this was the end. The characters that I had grown attached to since book 1 weren’t going to be a part of my world anymore. *sniff, sniff*
The action scenes, especially the final battle, took my breath away. Extensive detail made it feel like a movie while reading. Intriguing twists and turns caused my pulse to spike while I flipped through the pages as fast as I could to the conclusion.
The ending I didn’t care for and while I won’t tell you what happened, I felt dissatisfied. I know it’s not a happily ever after nor should it be. After all that happened, it seemed cruel. You’ll have to read it to discover what I’m talking about.
That being said, the Legends of Windemere series is one of the all-time best I’ve ever had the pleasure to read. Every character from Fizzle to Luke to Nyx to Trinity to even Baron touched me deeply and I will never forget them.
If you love Lord of the Rings, please give Legends of Windemere a try. You’ll fall in love with the characters, enjoy all the adventures and your heart will be moved.
Favorite Character/Quote: While I loved watching each champion try to take down the Baron and fulfill their own destiny, Luke was my favorite. When everything and everyone is stripped from him, he must choose to fight or give in to the evil that resides deep within.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
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Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N