AUTHOR: Namina Forna
SERIES: Deathless #3
AGE: Young Adult
The dazzling finale to the groundbreaking, New York Times bestselling Gilded Ones series. One girl holds the power to defeat the gods—but can she become one?
Mere weeks after confronting the Gilded Ones—the false beings she once believed to be her family—Deka is on the hunt. In order to kill the gods, whose ravenous competition for power is bleeding Otera dry, she must uncover the source of her divinity. But with her mortal body on the verge of ruin, Deka is running out of time—to save herself and an empire that’s tearing itself apart at its seams.
When Deka’s search leads her and her friends to the edge of the world as they know it, they discover an astonishing new realm, one which holds the key to Deka’s past. Yet it also illuminates a devastating decision she must soon make…
Choose to be reborn as a god, losing everyone she loves in the process. Or bring about the end of the world.
Thank you to PRH and Penguin Teen for a final copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
We all know how much I adored the first book, and then we all know how the second book had second book syndrome for me, however, I am SO PLEASED to say The Eternal Ones was a great final book in the series!
It was excellent in the same ways the first one was excellent, it had lots of depth to it, and all the loose ends from the first two books are wrapped up in this one.
Britta and Deka are amazing friends, and I love their friendship in this book, and I love the journey that they both take. I felt that they both had strong character arcs in this book, however Deka was the main focus.
I will say the beginning of this book was a little bit slow, and it took a bit to get into the book, but once I did, it really picked up. However, it also felt as if it was going very fast, mostly because there are things that MUST happen for Deka to succeed.
Ixa was also a favorite, he is just so adorable.
One thing I will say is that the world expanded even further in this book than the previous ones, but it wasn’t a bad thing, it added a new layer to the world that Forna built previously.
I was very happy with this book, and the ending to the series. I thought it concluded beautifully, and I think Forna managed to do a really great job of making everything come to an end in a way that made sense for the storyline.