Hope’s Defeat, Book 3 in the Fated Series by Angela McPherson
5 out of 5 Stars
This third installment of the Fated series is everything I could have hoped for. This book is not a standalone. You will want to read the previous two books in the series to fully understand what is happening in this book as this one starts off with a bang. We start off with Trinity, lost and losing hope for finding Blain. Trinity and Blain share a connection that Blain is struggling to understand and Trinity is struggling to hold on to. You can physically feel the amount of guilt and pressure that Trinity is holding over herself as she searches to find Blain and the sorrow that comes when she learns of the missing Watchers.
Blain is an intense character. His dynamic is both complex, yet very simple. He is purpose driven, fear driven, and emotion driven. He is selfish. He knows that, but at his core, his most basic of creation, he is going to protect Trinity. He was born to do that.
My most favorite part of this entire book and series is the paranormal aspect where the author brought in pieces of mythology. To see all of the actions and the heartbreak from the past two books come to a conclusion in this final book, was both happy and sad at the same time. I am sad that there is not going to be another book, but I am also happy for the conclusion of this epic story.
This author is a masterful storyteller. She has the unique ability to combine known mythology and make it new with interesting characters, heart wrenching story-lines and lovable, relatable characters who you become attached to. I highly recommend this book for lovers of history, paranormal, romance, and sci-fi. You will not regret picking up this book.
Reviewed by @kgregory