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Defying Shadows What the book is about One choice can define your future.At first, Sarah s return to twelfth century Serimone is as wonderful as she could have hoped reconnecting with Will and celebrating the union of her two friends but things quickly fall to pieces when she uncovers something that could unsettle the new regime Before she can share this information, Sarah is forcibly whisked away by the one man she thought she d never see again Damien Lisandro, the friend who betrayed her and the traitor who What the book is about One choice can define your future.At first, Sarah s return to twelfth century Serimone is as wonderful as she could have hoped reconnecting with Will and celebrating the union of her two friends but things quickly fall to pieces when she uncovers something that could unsettle the new regime Before she can share this information, Sarah is forcibly whisked away by the one man she thought she d never see again Damien Lisandro, the friend who betrayed her and the traitor who was supposed to spend his life behind bars Evenunsettling is the revelation that the mystery they had solved is far from over as a dead man comes back to life with the intent of corrupting the future.In Will s desperate attempts to find Sarah, he uncovers the mystery that she left behind, putting into question the kingdom s past and the motives of its current king But the madman whose mission it is to change history will stop at nothing until he succeeds, and a team of ragtag time travelers are the only ones left who can stop him.As this exciting chapter of her life nears its end, Sarah must finally choose between Serimone and her world between the easy choice and the right one My Review WARNINGThis review is going to be full of spoilers and feels, if you haven t read this book or the first two books in this series what are you doing GO READ THEM But I will have a little spoiler free review for you This book is just so beautiful, it s an amazing ending to this trilogy3There were so many plot twists that I didn t see coming, it was amazing X You will laugh and cry with these characters, and love every minute of it So that s all I can really say without spoiling it, so continue at your own risk view spoiler So I m going to do this review a little differently, I m going to split it up into a few sections FEELSSSSSS Karen and Seth s wedding3 3Will being knighted333JADE AND ROBERT 3333Will praying and believing in God 33333WILL TRAVELING THROUGH TIME TO BE WITH SARAH3333333PLOT TWISTSSSSS Richard being the Queen s son o.O Cadius killed Karen s parents Jade being Damien s sister o.OPrince Adrian being evil glares That pirate moment, that was amazingand also scary when Will almost died WHY DO YOU MAKE ME CRY Damien s death scene The Yew Tree That epilogue OTHER STUFF When Sarah goes to travel through time and Will accidentally comes with her X 3I just love Karen and Sarah s friendship 3 So yeah that s all I have to say at the moment X Fangirl with me in the comments XD hide spoiler Shalomand byeeeee I was chosen to be a beta reader for this book cries with joy by Ashley for an honest review of this installment in her amazing trilogy MIGHT CONTAIN MILD SPOILERS I just completed Defying Shadows and have been having bitter sweet feelings ever since I m so sad that this wonderful series is over and that there won t be anySarah or Will or Damien in my lifeAs for the review, I cannot possibly say much to criticize Ash s work, however, some plot twists were kinda foreseeable, I enjoye I was chosen to be a beta reader for this book cries with joy by Ashley for an honest review of this installment in her amazing trilogy MIGHT CONTAIN MILD SPOILERS I just completed Defying Shadows and have been having bitter sweet feelings ever since I m so sad that this wonderful series is over and that there won t be anySarah or Will or Damien in my lifeAs for the review, I cannot possibly say much to criticize Ash s work, however, some plot twists were kinda foreseeable, I enjoyed them nevertheless The thing I didn t see coming was Damien s fate I remember how in our previous conversation she had told me that he would play a big part in Book 3 and he is and always will be mine as well as her I hope I remember correct favorite character Naturally, his development throughout the series is admirable In the end he became the hero I always wished him to be, and even though his dying made my heart wrench badly, I m glad that he found the true path and did bot deter from it His love for Sarah is something I always wish I can have I mean, I do ship Sarah and Will, but Damien I don t need to say anyI just loved his dynamic.Will went through major changes as well I knew he d be alive after the ship went down, don t know how just do His faith being turned around and his life taking a better course made me feel satisfied After watching him struggle with the concept of God and His love, he finally attained peace I do however feel angry at him for leaving Damien to be hanged I know the situation was such and he couldn t possibly have done much, but I wanted him to try and save the man who had given up everything for the woman they both loved..Sarah, was somewhat of a conflicted mess for the major part of the book I felt as though her character would not have sit by idly at Jade s place when everything was happening and that she would do something That aside, she will never cease to amaze me by the strength she holds in herself Her feelings towards the Jones, Will, Damien, even Jade seemed so selfless and pure, no matter what they were She was never one for pretenses Demetrius coming in the picture was a bit surprising, and didn t make much sense to me until the end when everything made sense His involvement with Cadius was something I became wary of However Cadius himself could not outsmart the monster he had created I m glad he saw what he had created and feared because of what he did to his son which in turn resulted in his demise as well as Adrian s.The tone of the novel seemed a bit slower than Chasing Shadows The one thing I enjoyed were the different places that the characters visited Be it the present or the past I do admit I would have absolutely loved to see Will adjust to the new life, although he did not seemed as surprised by everything that he saw, which was sad because this world is so different from the time he was born I guess he didn t express his emotions enough..I was super scared about the whole Robin Hood Marian thing I mean, Jade evolved so much in the end, it was hard not to care for her however snarky she be but I m so glad she found someone who courted her as she deserved after losing everyone else.I wantedinteraction between Saran and the Queen, since the way the story was portrayed, they seemed to understand each other very well, despite meeting only twice that too briefly Due to the Queen s affections towards Sarah, for a second I thought she wanted her to marry Adrian or something similar.The epilogue was something that made me weep out a little Even though I was glad that Sarah and Will had such a wonderful long life together, it felt like a closure of sorts She never got to meet Karen again, which was the worst part to understand I guess I sort of saw it coming, that Will would eventually follow Sarah somehow because of the fact that he had no family left in Serimone Anyway, it was perfect I know, I know I m not supposed to rate my own books But this is honestly the type of book I love I fangirl over my characters every time I sit down to write There aren t enough stars to rate this book It is amazing It took me far too long to get around to reading this book, but it turns out I read it right when I needed to This book is all about goodbyes and living life and moving on and that s just what I needed The first part of the book starts of slow It is all nice stuff to read about, but the book really doesn t get going until after about 8o to 100 pages in But then, I couldn t put it down and read it in one day This book really brings There aren t enough stars to rate this book It is amazing It took me far too long to get around to reading this book, but it turns out I read it right when I needed to This book is all about goodbyes and living life and moving on and that s just what I needed The first part of the book starts of slow It is all nice stuff to read about, but the book really doesn t get going until after about 8o to 100 pages in But then, I couldn t put it down and read it in one day This book really brings the timey wimey, crazy time travel stuff So good And I love how the ending resolution isn t the usual answer to two people in love who are separated by time The ending doesn t pull the punches It goes for all the heartaches and heartstrings Even though I was sure it would have a happy ending, I still teared up at one point Seriously, go out and read this series let me just start off by saying that i am in love with this book the story is written fantastically and while maintaining a gripping storyline with tons of plot twists lmao , the book also gives importance to various virtues like friendship, sacrifice and faith in the almighty the book is narrated by the first person s point of view, and the author has included a quotation before the beginning of each chapter which i think is a lovely special touch to the novel.the story kept me completely en let me just start off by saying that i am in love with this book the story is written fantastically and while maintaining a gripping storyline with tons of plot twists lmao , the book also gives importance to various virtues like friendship, sacrifice and faith in the almighty the book is narrated by the first person s point of view, and the author has included a quotation before the beginning of each chapter which i think is a lovely special touch to the novel.the story kept me completely entertained and made me smile and sob, while also making me craveDefinitely recommend this beauty to you guys if you re into books with time travel adventures This book was sent to me for beta reading and thankyou for Ashley for giving me the chance to do so I have to be honest I hate Ebook Hahaha I dont read ebook and it s indeed making me the worst reading slump ever But I believe I would end this book for over a day or two if I have the physical one, because you know whatTHIS BOOK IS THE FIRST FREAKING EVER FANTASY BOOK THAT I ACTUALLY CRIED and that epilogue Gah That was brilliant.I dont have anything else to say other than I love This book was sent to me for beta reading and thankyou for Ashley for giving me the chance to do so I have to be honest I hate Ebook Hahaha I dont read ebook and it s indeed making me the worst reading slump ever But I believe I would end this book for over a day or two if I have the physical one, because you know whatTHIS BOOK IS THE FIRST FREAKING EVER FANTASY BOOK THAT I ACTUALLY CRIED and that epilogue Gah That was brilliant.I dont have anything else to say other than I love this book and trully wanted to have the physicall one Like seriously I just finished and miss Will and Sarah and Karen and Damien and Ugh I cant choose my favorite because they are all Brilliant Ashley BRILLIANT PS This is an honest review from me I just can t Skipped to the end to see how it all worked out. I laughed and I cried and one day later my heart still cries out I was very lost to start, as I have not read the prequels to the book But after a few pages in, I was hooked The book has everything a fan of Young Adult science fiction could hope for Romance, plot twists, mystery, adventure, joyful and sorrowful moments I would be very surprised if the book did not bring out some deep emotions within you The theme of unconditional love and friendship can be found through out and it affecte I laughed and I cried and one day later my heart still cries out I was very lost to start, as I have not read the prequels to the book But after a few pages in, I was hooked The book has everything a fan of Young Adult science fiction could hope for Romance, plot twists, mystery, adventure, joyful and sorrowful moments I would be very surprised if the book did not bring out some deep emotions within you The theme of unconditional love and friendship can be found through out and it affected me deeply while reading without being cheesy or too much I am a strong believer that if an author can stir those deep emotions within you she he deserves high praise And Ashley Townsend, most certainly does As you read, you will feel everything the characters are feeling.Damien, one of the main characters in this book, will be in my mind and heart for a long while I don t know much about his previous history, for what I understood it was not all very good, but it makes for a great third book The time travel side of it is very cleverly written I personally find only a very few writers can pull off writing on time travel without sounding very tacky or too simplistic Neither the case here The book also has some strong Christian notes They are skilfully incorporated and bring out the imperfect side of our human nature, making it easier to relate to the characters I think Sarah is meant to be the main character, but I will confess she is the one I related to less Damien takes a much stronger role to me and I absolutely love his character Jade coming close second But I will not sayand spoil the fun for others All in all, a great read One I could not recommend enough The only downside of the book is particular to me, there were a lot of missing links, things I wish I knew but didn t because I have not read the other two One choice can define your futureAt first, Sarah s return to twelfth century Serimone is as wonderful as she could have hoped reconnecting with Will and celebrating the union of her two friends but things quickly fall to pieces when she uncovers something that could unsettle the new regime Before she can share this information, Sarah is forcibly whisked away by the one man she thought she d never see again Damien Lisandro, the friend who betrayed her and the traitor who was supposed to spend his life behind bars Even unsettling is the revelation that the mystery they had solved is far from over as a dead man comes back to life with the intent of corrupting the future In Will s desperate attempts to find Sarah, he uncovers the mystery that she left behind, putting into question the kingdom s past and the motives of its current king But the madman whose mission it is to change history will stop at nothing until he succeeds, and a team of ragtag time travelers are the only ones left who can stop himAs this exciting chapter of her life nears its end, Sarah must finally choose between Serimone and her world between the easy choice and the right one I will try to make this review as honest as I can, but realize that I very much have a biased opinion I cannot say that it is good or not, but I throughly enjoyed it Ashley s writing has matured since Rising Shadows and has vastly improved since chasing shadows She maintained her ability to paint vivid pictures through her diction and brought the reader as if they were at Serimone, and her description of the ruins was well written and descriptive She wrote about specific scenes that brought I will try to make this review as honest as I can, but realize that I very much have a biased opinion I cannot say that it is good or not, but I throughly enjoyed it Ashley s writing has matured since Rising Shadows and has vastly improved since chasing shadows She maintained her ability to paint vivid pictures through her diction and brought the reader as if they were at Serimone, and her description of the ruins was well written and descriptive She wrote about specific scenes that brought you there Here writing was less choppy and had a clearer voice and focus than in chasing shadows and it was noticeable the direction that she wanted her characters to go Ashley did a stellar job of not noticeably foreshadowing upcoming portions of the story When the scenes occurred it was if you were walking into a wall, well duh In chasing shadows and rising shadows Ashley foreshadowed many of the events that would happen later in the story and it wasnoticeable Overall it was a book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading every word Ashley had written, I found it hard to the book down and sadly disappointed that the story for these characters had to end I enjoyed her utilizing her interest in Robin Hood and Maid Marian and how they came about She added a nice origin story I can t get over how much I enjoyed reading Defying Shadows, it is my favorite of the trilogy

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