Forest Of Ruin by Kelley ArmstrongForest Of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong

Forest Of Ruin

byKelley Armstrong

Paperback | April 4, 2017

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In this breathtaking final book in her epic trilogy, The Age of Legends, #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong blends fantasy, action and romance to give readers the unforgettable ending they've been waiting for.

The empire rests on the edge of a knife, and sisters Ashyn and Moria are the handle and the blade. Desperate to outmaneuver the evil Alvar Kitsune, whose hold on the people grows stronger every day, Emperor Tatsu begs Moria to put aside past grievances and ally with Gavril--at least long enough to make an attempt on Alvar's life. Meanwhile, reunited with her long-lost grandfather, Ashyn discovers that she is the key to a ritual that could reawaken an ancient dragon and turn the tide of the coming battle in their favour.
     But with lies and betrayal lurking around every corner, Ashyn and Moria will have to decide once and for all where their allegiances lie. And it may not be where their hearts would lead them.

From the Hardcover edition.
KELLEY ARMSTRONG is the New York Times bestselling author of, among other titles, the Otherworld series for adults, and the Darkest Powers (The Summoning, The Awakening and The Reckoning) and Darkness Rising (The Gathering, The Calling and The Rising) trilogies for teens. Armstrong lives near Aylmer, Ontario with her family. Connect wi...
Title:Forest Of RuinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 1.2 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385675968

ISBN - 13:9780385675963


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great An enjoyable read that helps distract from the dullness of life
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome conclusion to the Age of Legends trilogy This was an awesome series that I highly enjoyed reading. Strong female characters, lots of twists and turns, legendary monsters to fight against and with (they woke a sleeping dragon!!!), a bit of a love triangle, and the defeat of a notorious villain. In keeping with the other two books, the third is told from alternating perspectives – which makes sense because Moria and Ashyn are separated for significant parts of the story. I felt that Ashyn’s character was treated a bit unfairly in the romance department throughout the series, and she deserved better in the end, but I was happy when Ronan finally professed his true feelings for her.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great final book I could't wait to read this one I love the way she tied everything up
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good final book Good end to the series although they tried to wrap it up in a neat little package with a happy ending for everyone.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book Overall this was a wonderful book!, I know the series was good, when at the end I care how the characters ended up.. I wish there had been a "5 years later" chapter... Either way, it was still a great ending... I wasn't to excited about one persons death... felt it was a bit "lack luster" for a character that was described as so ruthless, evil ect.... but still good...
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from End Of This Series ! This is the last book in the Age Of Legends Series, and it was very good. This book made me happy, mad, frustrated, laugh, broke my heart, cry, and above all surprised the hell out of me. It certainly wasn't the best book in the series; I feel like some parts were longer than needed to be, and the end..I needed like another 20-50 pages...or tons of short stories of what happens next. I love these characters so much; Ashyn's growth from the start of the series is amazing...she becomes more independent, and can take care of herself! Ronan was always my I was glad he was in this story more, and romantic *Swoon*. Moira was always act first ask questions later if there is time, and I love that you can always count on her to be honest and blunt in any and all situations. Gavril.. ahh so much heart-break..I love this character.. so complex, and loyal and honorable it breaks your hearts at times. The men in this series are all so wonderful and have such great strengths and weaknesses to them! I also adore Tova and Daigo, they are so cute...and little Zuri... ahh! I just wish there was more of her in the story! All in all this was a fantastic series that I will definitely re-read! I know Kelley was planning on more novels in this series and it just wasn't selling enough for the publishers...which is really sad because this world has so much going on...I would love to know more about these characters I have grown to love over the series !
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Amazing Armstrong Book! This book was one I could not put down! I'm a huge fan of Armstrong's and this was another awesome trilogy from her. If you enjoy her Otherworlds books or the Darkest Powers/Darkness Rising Series then you will love this trilogy too!
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Great final book to this series. Loved the story and the mythology and magic Kelley Armstrong created for the books. You are not sure who to trust and it keeps you guessing, could not put the book down. Great read. Love the author. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it #plumrewards. Awesome read!! Could not put it down!!
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Forest of Ruin This book rounded out the series quite nicely. It was an easy series but highly enjoyable.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great conclusion! I love all of Kelly Armstrongs YA series. This one wasn't her best, but the last book really brought everything together nicely.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not her best triology I really got into the first book, read the second one and then third one just didn't rock my boat. Character wanted to end up together didn't and it just felt overall very confusing. Cause your reading the book constantly from two different characters, it just felt different than her other YA adult series.
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cool idea This was really intriguing.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good I really enjoyed reading this whole series but I thought she ended it really well. Definitely worth a read.
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Terrific Ending! I admit, I was worried about the ending of the series, especially after reading what seemed like a foreboding vision, but I can happily say that this trilogy ends with a satisfying note, as I'd hoped for. I loved the mythology behind the dragons and the action that came from their history. There were definitely some twists I didn't see coming, many of which had me biting my nails a couple times. I was happy to be reacquainted with favourite characters like Moira and Ronan, and to watch them find closure. If I have one complaint, it's that the ending wasn't as dramatic and gut-wrenching as I thought it might be. While an event halfway through the book had me chewing through my cuticles, the final showdown didn't. It just seemed too abrupt, given how built up Alvar was. I would have liked a bit more hopelessness before the heroes triumphed. Still, I get why the author wrote the finale that way, and I enjoyed the middle battle so much (seriously, it was awesome) that I can't complain about the book.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great conclusion This is a good conclusion to the series. I think all the characters developed nicely and I really loved all of the main five. While action packed, I have to say very few of the twists took me by surprise since I learned from the last two books to not trust anything that anyone said or did. So a lot of the betrayals and revelations were easily anticipated. The tightly wrapped up ending was definitely a little unbelievable, but still enjoyable because like I said, I really did care for the characters and wanted the best for them. I really respect Kelley Armstrong's efforts to make her characters more diverse, and I look forward to her future work.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I want more! "Forest of Ruin" continues in the "Age of Legends" book #3, the final book. Ashyn and Moria have now realized who had caused the disaster to their village and want to avenge their father's death and recapture the children of Edgewood. The girl's find out that there is more to their powers which will be needed when facing the villain and his army. In this book you can expect to see betrayal, war, sacrifice, death of a main character, and of course romance and even a dragon. Overall, I really loved this Trilogy so much so it is my favorite. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves old world fantasy. Kelley Armstrong please make another old world fantasy Trilogy with more mythical creatures, magic and romance. I love this series.
Date published: 2016-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfyingly Amazing! The final book in Kelley's Age of Legends trilogy, I think the cover can depict how much excitement this can cause, especially when you've read the previous two books before it! Age of Legends is the first series of Kelley's that was not only my first taste of her writing in YA, but also completed. I'm following Cainsville and City of the Lost, as well as catching up on the Otherworld. I have yet to read her previous YA trilogies but I feel as though her writing and storytelling is similar in her adult work too. I also read The Masked Truth and The Unquiet Past, both of which again same in writing but different in genre. This series came to my shelves since I was a past student of Kelley's at her UofT annual Summer workshop, and during her topic of world building, she used this world as the best example as it was being published the next year. This story picks up literally after the last line from Empire of Night, which had me pulled in from the start. Since this is also now coming to a close, I didn't have the expectation that Kelley would give me a satisfying ending because I knew she would; given that she is one of my absolute favourite authors. And surely enough, she did. The biggest example without spoiling involves the ending, and then the very end (!!!); it just proves the power of magic can certainly be evident. I would love it if Kelley did another book or series that is related to high fantasy (YA or Adult I'll read either!) as this series was super fun time for just about anyone (even if you're not a young adult).
Date published: 2016-04-22