My rating: ❤❤❤❤of 5!
Length: 300 pages
Published: the 4th of April 2018.
Written by: Skye Warren
Source: Purchased via Amazon UK.
I’m safe in the ivory tower Gabriel Miller made for me. That’s what he says. Enemies lurk outside, waiting to strike. An army of enemies held back by these walls.
Except some animal instinct warns me the danger is much closer. It’s already here. Is Gabriel Miller my protector or my enemy? Is this house a castle or a cage?
There’s nowhere for me to go, no one left for me to trust.
No escape from a past determined to capture its prize
I’m amazed at how great a writer Skye Warren is. Not because I’ve heard bad things or anything like that. But because she’s to much on top of her writing, that no thing is too small or insignificant for her to pick it up. This can especially be seen when she manages to tie small things together, all the way back from the first book, till this, the third book and final book about Avery and Gabriel. I’ll admit that the twists left me feeling incredibly surprised and mind-blown. Probably mostly, because I hadn’t seen it coming. Not even a little bit.
If you’ve read The Pawn and The Knight you’ll know, that no despite common sense, Avery and Gabriel have a sizzling and strong connection. Seriously, their sexual chemistry is off the charts, and at times their attraction even seems like it could be fatal. But beyond that Avery sees and recognise the man that Gabriel really is, instead of the persona he wants people to see and fear.
In this book things become, if possible, even more serious, and Gabriel, who wants to protect Avery at every cause, whisks her away and keeps her locked up. Okay, what he does is he takes her to his home, where his security team is to keep her saved. And yes, she’s not allowed to leave. Why would he do that? Well it turns out there’s a bounty on Avery’s head, from her mothers old flame. Nothing says true love, like trying to have the daughter killed.
In my previous reviews of this series, I’ve been talking about all the layers that this series contain. And the Castle does not contain any less. However, it does serve as a key. A key to unlock all the answer, to all the questions the previous books have raised. And I can honestly say, that it did not disappoint. For me, this was an epic conclusion.
Regarding the characters, I was so happy to see Avery coming into her own in this final book. She’s grown leaps and bounds, from the scared and timid little girl she was in the Pawn. The one who compared all of life’s twists and turns, to those you’d find in the Labyrinth Deadalus created for King Minos. But now she’s no longer held back by this, it’s like she’s not only managed to navigate the Labyrinth, she’s also managed to unmask and kind of slay her own personal Minotaur.
All in all, I’ve really enjoyed this series! I know there’s two more books, “The King” and “The Queen”. But as far as I’ve gathered, they’re not part of Avery and Gabriel’s story. So I’m not sure when or if I’ll read them. Who knows!
So now that you’ve my review, I’d love to hear from YOU. Have you read this book? Or anything by Skye Warren? Does this seem like a book you’d enjoy to read? Or do you have any other thoughts you’d like to share? If so, let’s chat in the comments!
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