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The Ruined Land (The Chronicles of the Pale Book 3) by Clare Rhoden

September 14, 2019 - 7:00 am No Comments

The Ruined Land – Chronicles of the Pale #3

Exiled from the Pale, humachine Hector has found a home with the tribes Outside.

Or has he?

While the canini struggle to care for the human twins, Feather travels Broad Plain to reunite them with their father. But his own family is scattered as the Pale sends out its terrifying army and the land itself buckles beneath them.

Can anyone survive the ruination of the land?

In this gripping conclusion to the Chronicles of the Pale, the citizens of the mighty Pale have as much to lose as the communities of the Outside.

The Ruined Land (The Chronicles of the Pale Book 3) by Clare Rhoden

Published by Odyssey Books on 31st August 2019

258 pages

I did not want to write this review as when I did, I knew that this was the end of the series. This was a series that I was invested in, throughout the series I was following four groups trying to survive an ever-changing world of the Pales.

Continuing on from Broad Plain Darkening, mother nature is making things hard and for a lot of the book, my heart was in my mouth as the characters came up against danger after danger. At times like that I was reading faster and faster and I wanted to know who had survived. One scene, in particular, was the scene between Jasper and his dad.

As I have read the others in the series, I recognised the characters instantly and as I continued, I was silently cheering when I came across a character I liked as I knew that they had survived. The addition of characters helped explain what was going on with the Pale and the hidden dangers.  

As you are reading this story, you have the feeling that you there, following the groups trying to survive and this down to the descriptive style of the author. Like in the other books there is heartbreak but also hope. The Ruined Land gave closure to this series and whilst I was sad that the series was finished, I am glad that I had the pleasure of following these characters.

With so many characters I would love to see some spin-offs of the series and if the author chose to do this, I would definitely purchase them. My first choice would be Feather as I would enjoy reading more about his travels across the Pale.  

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Author Bio –

Clare Rhoden is a writer, speaker and reviewer inspired by politics, culture and the march of history. Her thought-provoking stories and popular characters inspire hope and optimism through challenging times, with novels ranging from wartime history to the dystopian world of the Pale.

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Twitter: @ClareER

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