Sunday, January 29, 2017
The Iron Hand
author: Scott Chantler
average rating: 4.32
book published: 2016
read at: 2017/01/29
date added: 2017/01/29
shelves: children-s, graphic-novels
'The Iron Hand' by Scott Chanter is the final volume in the Three Thieves series and it's a good finish. It got a little wordier in places as backstory was given, but it's a complete and solid series for young readers.
At this point in the story the three thieves are now only two. Dess is heading home to finally reunite with her brother and she makes some most unusual allies for the final stand. She also learns how to use a sword, which is something she hasn't had to do up to this point. There is intrigue and deception behind the throne, and an army at siege around the castle her brother is in. Dessa makes her final stand against Greyfalcon. Can she win?
I haven't read all the books in this series, but I've read the last few. What strikes me about the series is the variety of characters, the level of action, and a story that doesn't talk down to its readers. Dessa is a capable protagonist who is constantly pushed and stretched and usually lives up to what is being asked of her. Some of the flashbacks and explanations felt a bit long. They were important to explain events from a different perspective, but they drug the story down a little. Still, this is a solid story arc, and one young readers should really like.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Kids Can Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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