As a world-ending war surges to life around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the ceaseless Noise lays all thoughts bare, the projected will of the few threatens to overwhelm the desperate desire of the many. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast: To follow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most or thousands of strangers? To believe in redemption or assume it is lost? Becoming adults amid the turmoil, Todd and Viola question all they have known, racing through horror and outrage toward a shocking finale. From Goodreads.
I liked this book but I didn't like it as much as the two first books in the trilogy. I finished book two The Ask and The Answer in April and actually thought I would read this book quite soon after but I just didn't. Instead it has taken me seven months to get to it and I think it is because it started to become very political and that is not for me. There is now a war with 3 different groups. The Mayor Prentiss, the Mistress Coyle and the Land. The two first are trying to outsmart each other and the two main characters Todd and Viola are again stuck on different sides, Viola with Mistress Coyle and Todd with Mayor Prentiss even though they don't trust either of them. Everything of course goes wrong before the end. I think the end is fitting. This is a good book but make sure to read the two first books in the series as this book shouldn't be read until after those.
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100 books in a year Reading Challenge 2012,
Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge,
2012 Ebook Challenge,
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