Elantra stands strong, but countless numbers of Hawks, the city's staunchest protectors, were lost in the brutal attack. Humans, Barrani, Aerians, Leontines—none of the races emerged unscathed from the defense of the city. Homes were lost, families were scattered…and the outcast Barrani Lord Nightshade is missing from his castle in the fiefs.
Yet as the chaos surrounding the battle begins to wane, Private Kaylin Neya's duties must resume, despite her grief. Called in to investigate a triple murder in a quiet part of town, Kaylin and her companions are soon embroiled in a case that is anything but routine. Evidence of the deadly Shadows that still threaten the city leads to hints of ancient, forgotten magics. And a visit to the Oracular Halls points directly to Ravellon—the heart of the Shadows and the darkness they contain.
But it is there that Lord Nightshade will be found—if he still survives.
What I liked: The characters and the different symbolisms continue to be the draw for me with the Chronicles of Elantra Series. I might not be clear on each and every plot in these 11 books but I know the characters will stay with me for a very long time.
You can never ever expect something from this series. You just have to flow with the direction Ms Sagara is taking. Each and every book takes you on a journey. What you think of the journey, what your choices would be, how you would react to the circumstances Private Kaylin Neya finds herself in are uniquie and could only be dreamed by a very special author.
While each book is a journey, it's not always action orientated. One book might be slower moving in action but but they grip you in different ways. The thinking process, the feelings between the characters, and how each individual race ties together is fascinating to me.
Cast in Honor is one of the action orientated installments. From start to finish, I felt like I was holding my breath. You, the reader, will never know what Ms Sagara has in store for her characters. While the core group of characters appear in each book, some take more of a background role in certain plots.
What I didn't like: Absolutely nothing, ha!
I would pay to see Ms Sagara's office or plot board for this series or even for one book. How she keeps the plots, the characters and worldbuilding together is unbelievable.
I received my copy of Feel the Burn from NetGalley for a fair and honest review.
Highest of Recommendations!!!!! (You have to read this series in order)