. Taste of Darkness (Healer #3) by Maria V Snyder. Published Dec 31, 2013 by Harlequin MIRA. CDN $8.67 Kindle edition.
She’s fought death and won. But how can she fight her fears? Avry knows hardship and trouble. She fought the plague and survived. She took on King Tohon and defeated him. But now her heart-mate, Kerrick, is missing, and Avry fears he’s gone forever. But there’s a more immediate threat: The Skeleton King plots to claim the Fifteen Realms for his own. With armies in disarray and the dead not staying down, Avry’s healing powers are needed now more than ever. Torn between love and loyalty, Avry must choose her path carefully. For the future of her world depends on her decision (Goodreads excerpt)
I have to say that I am a big fan of Maria Snyder. She knows how to weave a great tale and keep you enthralled until the end. Her characters are so enjoyable and real that you have no choice but be swept away by their story and hang on every word to find out what happens. Taste of Darkness did not disappoint… other than the fact that it is over I loved every minute of reading it.
What else is there really to say about the end of the trilogy? It continues to amaze and delight, full of engaging twists and turns…I love the new Flea and his power (minor spoiler sorryJ) The newest foe to enter the realm is scary and twisted and really really gross! I won’t say any more. I’m glad I got to see a little more of little Danny and how he is faring with his new life. And of course I enjoyed seeing Avery and Kerrick grow together despite his little issues that derived from the last book. (again no spoilers!)
I have to say this is one of my favorite stories. My only issue is that the chapters were not identified with the POV of the character. Sometimes this got a little confusing and I had to reread the first paragraphs to know who was talking. Other than that I’m a big fan.
5 stars for me!