The conclusion of the Darkwar Trilogy. Marika has become the leader of her witch coven and united her planet. Now she must leave her world with her followers to try to clear the space residue that keeps her planet in winter and also destroy the last of the renegade witches. An interesting finale to a good series.
#3 in the Darkwar Trilogy.
Took me a while to get around to finishing the last book in this trilogy, because it really just wasn't doing it for me. I feel like there were some good ideas in this story, but none of them were fully realized.
Marika, the protagonist, has a lot of dreams and plans, but none of them get realized either. She just kind of gets old and bitter, caught up in events which she may have helped set into motion, but which, for all her power, go beyond her control.
There's a lot of buildup - for not much. Marika's grand nemesis, Kublin, is eventually killed - but without us ever finding out what was in his head or what his motivations were.
Then, the silth/meth encounter humans, out in space - but there's not much about who humans are at this point, or anything about how they feel about encountering aliens.
Why make the race that gets encountered humans at all?
I also felt annoyed that there was a lot about technology vs. the silth's mental powers - but there was less explanation of how the silth's powers might work than most fantasy books have about how 'magic' works. I really felt like there just should have been more included....