Now this was a very satisfying conclusion. I was in love with the first book and the same for the second happened. Here, is where it truly ends.
But it isn’t just about the moon returning, but also about Essun’s tale of motherhood and need for her children. She starts by searching for her daughter, only to be changing the world instead. Here is no different, except that she has to catch the moon.
Most importantly, the most important character was the narrator. It makes sense why it was written in second person, since there will be a final narrator. Who will sum everything up. This tale is one of completeness at the end, where all the lost ties are wind up. And delivering one of a mother finding her daughter, and eventually her past catches up with her and in the midst of a season too.
The writing was the one which drew me in, as did the worldbuilding for its uniqueness. The way that a season was created and functioned, that at the end, a new world will work and function.
The ending, was open enough that I like it. Hopeful, and working towards a better world. Essun reunited with Nassun at last, and their relationship. Nassun has taken revenge on her own father, since Essun trained her. All the while, also changing. But the ending, was how I believe that it should end, one where the world can be changed rather than seeing it become a miracle.
After a tale of loss for mostly Essun, and eventually discovering and having to deal with one obstacle after another. I really feel for her, as she goes through all this with only one intention: find her daughter. And that she had to do all that to be reunited with her own daughter.
And finally, this trilogy is not suitable for everybody. However, it is a worthwhile tale overall. And that I will be continuing with the author’s other works.
5 out of 5