So I’m finally posting my review of the third book in The Outlands Pentalogy, I finished this at the end of May so I apologise for the delay. I’ve linked my reviews of the first two books if you want to check them out first.
A Touch of Death | A History of Madness
When Thom Anteros is arrested after breaking into the Building of Historical Records, he demands to be taken before the King. A laughable demand for anyone else, Thom’s request is granted and the King spares his life. Yet what’s to become of him is left in the hands of the one person Thom truly fears – Mickey Taenia, the King’s Hangman.
Infuriated by Thom’s refusal to reveal the whereabouts of Nate and Catherine, the Hangman sends Thom to one of the worst places in the Kingdom – the slave markets of Muntenia. It is there that Thom is bought for the Red Arena: a barbaric, gladiator-type competition where the children of convicts and other unlucky souls are forced to fight to the death.
Twenty wins is release. One loss is death.
With the help of Charles Thoreau, a fellow captive, Thom begins not only to survive, but to thrive. A master of words becomes a master of death, and Thom’s prowess in the arena frightens even him.
But death isn’t the only thing haunting Thom. As the days go by, he dreams of his brother, and the promise he cannot forget.
I will return.
This is only going to be a short review as it is the third book in the pentalogy and honestly I don’t want it to end! I’ve become attached to our characters, Kitty, Nate and Thom are like family now. We took a turn in this book that I didn’t expect as I don’t read the synopsis of sequels and it is my favourite so far!
I love the world building in this series, I was able to fully imagine the Red Arena and The Outlands. What I love about these books is Rebecca’s ability to draw me in and make me care about these characters and the plague that is wiping out so many in the Kingdom.
Please read this series!!!
This series is so underrated and I will keep talking about it until more people read it!
I hope I can start the fourth book soon!
See you guys in the next one…
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