Author: Ciye Cho
Series: Florence Waverley #3
Release Date: February 9th 2015
Source: complimentary copy in exchange of an honest review.
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A dire prophecy has emerged, and the mer believe that humans and merfolk are in grave danger. Terror is closing in, but only one person holds the key to stopping it: Florence Waverley. However, her mission to save two worlds will lead her far, far out into the Darkness--a shadow-realm full of monsters, magic, and wicked tides that could tear apart bodies.
With the help of her friends, Florry must uncover a secret about humans and mer. A long-lost secret that could change her life. And above all else, she must fight hard to light the darkness. Everything depends on her mission: her friends, her world, and the one she loves.
The past, present, and future are about to collide--but can she stay afloat? One way or another, nothing will be the same when she enters the Darkness...
Darkness is the third book in the Florence Waverley series.
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Florence Waverley is back and this time she is set to face greater dangers and it's her time to save two worlds. Strange dreams, a prophecy and darkness are the mix that creates the third book of an excellent series.
The story moves really fast, the adrenaline is always present and the action comes at full speed. When Florence tells Roland about a prophecy and a secret location that could save both the human and the mermaid world, he decides to send a team to unravel the mystery behind her prophetic dreams. However, as you can expect Florence wants to be part of it and she is decided to face the darkness.
Florence's voice sounds more grown up in this book; everything she had to go through has helped her to become who she is now. She seems braver, smarter and finally you can sense she has her life in her hands. There is no doubt she’s the heroin and finally is acting as such. After trying so hard to fit it she is now part of Niemela and nobody can deny that (even though there is still mers who can't accept a human into their world). Rolan is the king and tries to act the part but when it comes to Florence, he would give up his world to protect her. Their relationship has also matured and now they both have succumbed to it. There was no point denying the love they share.
As in the other books, the descriptions are colorful and vivid. You can almost touch the bottom of the ocean thanks to the excellent descriptions and the detailed writing.
One thing I like about this world created by a talented author is that there is always more to know. The Ocean is a vast place and holds many mysteries. This story includes a visit to the Darkness. The monsters that habit this place are scarier and all the scenes that take in it are intense. Every page brings a new threat.
We discovered along the characters some secrets that change everything we thought we knew about humans and mers. Also the past comes to play a key part in the story. The rhythm never loses its energy and the writing style is excellent.
I really appreciated the glossary included by the author. As he wrote, Niemela is such a big world that you need some help to remember what is what.
Overall, this is an excellent addition to a series that keeps getting better and better. Darkness is much more than enjoyable and a must if you had read the previous books.