The Final Days of Magic
(Witches of New Orleans #3)
Release date: June 18th, 2019
I received a complimentary ARC copy of The Final Days of Magic (Witches of New Orleans #3) by J.D. Horn from NetGalley and 47North in order to read and give an honest review.
The Final Days of Magic (Witches of New Orleans #3) by J.D. Horn is the third and final book in the series from Author J.D. Horn. I have read and reviewed both the first book, The King of Bones and Ashes (Witches of New Orleans #1) and the second The Book of Unwinding (Witches of New Orleans #2). With The Final Days of Magic, although I didn’t enjoy this entry as much as the first two, I still found it to be a satisfying, albeit heartbreaking finale to the series.
One thing is consistent throughout the Witches of New Orleans series is J.D. Horn’s ability to give us such strong, unique and multifaceted characters which the reader can connect with. I love his ability to depict strong, flawed and resilient characters, especially the way his female characters come across. His plots are imaginative and lean towards the dark end of the spectrum as far as paranormal. In this book, as with the others, there are quite a few characters and I really appreciated the character list included at the beginning for a handy reference, especially since I read quite a bit and the previous book was about a year ago. Another thing I have to commend J.D. Horn for is that he brings New Orleans to life, he delves into the history and mysticism of the city and it becomes a character of its own.
This book felt like it wrapped up most of the loose ends on the most part. We followed Natalie, Alice, Lisette and Angeline all continuing to work through much of what happened in the previous book. This book did do an amazing job tying together magic with mythology and the climax not only unique but very unexpected. My only issues in this book are that the focus is constantly changing and it feels a bit wild and uncontrolled. There also seemed to be a disconnect with Natalie for me this time around…her storyline was a bit “confusing” for a lack of a better word.
All in all a good series, unique in every sense. I recommend the series as a whole, but I recommend definitely reading the first two books before this one, it wouldn’t make a great standalone. I recommend this to anyone looking for something that is rife with magic and mayhem!