The last book in the Captive Prince trilogy is coming out in less than 24 hours, and I am torn between excitement and sadness. It’s been a four year wait since the end of the last one and I am beyond ready to find out what happens - but there’s also the knowledge that after this, it will be the end. And so here I am, breaking my (inadvertant) 1.5 year silence on LJ where I first started the series all those years ago to spew out all of my over-the-top Feelings. I feel a bit like I did right before Deathly Hallows came out - the sensation of simultaneously wanting opposite things.
I spent the weekend carefully rereading the first two books, and it's a bittersweet satisfaction. Can I take another moment to reiterate my amazement at the sheer brilliance of the writing itself? No detail is given without purpose, and the words are understated but arranged for maximum impact. One of my favourite lines may be at the very end of book 2: He dropped slowly to his knees, an Akielon commander kneeling on the rough trampled stones of a Veretian fort. It's not a Laurent moment (ie. most of my other favourite lines), but the first time I read it, I remember stopping short to reread that sentence over again in delight. I love that the words themselves are simple and straight forward, but there is so much constrast held in that one sentence within the context of the story.
When tomorrow hits, I will be scrambling to get the ebook into my hands. I made the slightly terrible mistake of actually reading the first chapter teaser, which made me even more torn between wanting to know what happens now, and wishing that the wait will last just a little longer.
Probability of Liz updating again in flaily tears after she's done reading: 95%
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