Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Blades of Acktar Book 4: Deliver Review

It's time to say goodbye to Leith, Renna, and all our friends. I couldn't have asked for a better send-off for some of my favorite characters than the one they're getting.

But first, the amazing cover and more about the book:

Can something broken ever heal?

Martyn is broken. After torturing his best friend, he doesn’t belong anywhere in Acktar. No matter how far he runs, he can’t lose his guilt.

Leith is broken. While healing from the torture he received at Nalgar Castle, he struggles to find his new role. But can a Blade ever outrun his past?

The country is broken. Bitterness divides town against town, neighbor against neighbor. What will it take to deliver Acktar from itself?

They face their hardest battle yet.


Oh my gosh. This book, just...wow. It's definitely different than the first three, in the time that it passes and in the fact that Martyn is the main focus. Martyn Hamish has made my list of characters that need to be wrapped in bubble wrap and placed far out of reach of their authors where they can't be hurt. The poor thing just needed a hug. 

I loved Martyn's character arc so much. He grew into such an amazing person. His loyalty to his king and to Leith, just...wow. His cynicism was sometimes funny and sometimes heartbreaking. And his backstory is so sad. The poor guy just needs a hug and some chocolate.

Leith and Renna were just as amazing as ever. Leith was adorable as he was trying to figure out how to move forward with Renna. He's just so sweet. And Renna's gotten so strong. It's...I can't use the word amazing again.

The secondary characters were as awesome as ever. Enthusiastic Brandi who's grown up so much, Jamie and Ranson growing into men, Shadrach Alistair, always so loyal to Leith, and the king, who I don't hate anymore (but am still not that fond of, because how could he not like Leith and Martyn??) is growing into a true king.

Fangirl ranting aside, this is a very well-written book. It grew a little slow after the 25% mark, but completely made up for it by speeding up tremendously halfway. It probably just felt slow to me because I'm used to being incredibly tense the entire book. All the loose ends are tied up nicely, many are given happy endings or promises of ones, and the characters show signs of continuing their lives and their work far beyond the last book. The epilogue is just so good. 

Fans of the series should definitely read this last book. I personally plan to buy the paperback as soon as possible. I just can't wait to see the entire series on my shelf.

Despite the bitter-sweetness of final partings, this is a book you don't want to miss.

Deliver releases today! Buy the book here!

About the Author

Tricia Mingerink is a twenty-something, book-loving, horse-riding country girl. She lives in Michigan with her family and their pack of pets. When she isn’t writing, she can be found pursuing backwoods adventures across the country.

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