Trapped in a city no one knows exists, Squid lies dying as Nim fights for their lives. With every minute, their hope of getting the vaccine back to civilization is fading. From the brink of death and the edge of the world, Squid must once again conquer dangers even more sinister than the undead – the future of humankind depends on it.
But Squid’s efforts will be wasted if Lynn cannot keep the people of Alice safe until he returns, and Lynn is now a hostage of the Holy Order. Forced to face punishment at the hands of the High Priestess, Lynn is at the mercy of the mad cult, as beyond the wall the undead horde continues its relentless approach.
Caught between madness and mindlessness, the odds are stacked against Squid and Lynn. Will they triumph or do they already walk in a world of ash?
What a fantastic conclusion to the series. Book two ended on quite a cliffhanger, and I was very pleased that there was no waiting to pick up that particular plot point. That would have been excruciatingly painful.
I really enjoyed the character arcs in this one, and how Squid and Lynn each conquered their own demons. I was especially pleased with Lynn’s arc, she really came into her own in this book, and I finally started to like her. Squid was fiercely determined and I really liked how he stuck to his goals.
There was one particular point towards the end that had me quite worked up – it was such a brilliant and emotional climax. I won’t spoil it at all but my goodness I was ready to do some loud shouting! Which is of course exactly what a good ending should be like.
I still want a novella or a short story or something on Nim, but ultimately it was a very satisfying conclusion to the series, and I really do think everyone should read them.