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Series: Steel & Stone #3
By: Annette Marie
Published on January 1st 1970
Genres: Urban Fantasy
After surviving a round-trip to hell, Piper figures she can survive anything. After all, she just lived through the devastating loss of her Consul apprenticeship and a torturous stint at boarding school. How much worse could it get?
Well, she wasn’t expecting a group of crazy radicals to burn her home to the ground and take her prisoner.
The Gaians, a.k.a. the crazy radicals, plan to rid Earth of daemons and they need Piper’s help. In exchange for her cooperation, they promise her the answer to all her problems: magic. With her own magic, she could reclaim her apprenticeship, the only future she’s ever wanted. But her magic comes at price — it could kill her.
With the life she’s always known crumbling around her and her future slipping from her grasp, she needs Ash’s help one more time. But the greatest danger of all lies within her, and no matter what she does, she may lose everything — including him.
Oh wow, where do I begin? This series just continues to surprise me with all sorts of goodies.
So much happened in this book, and just to point out a few that stood out to me…
Piper’s demon (turned out to be a pleasant surprise, you’ll have to read the book to find out, I don’t want to give away the surprise)
Piper’s relationship with Asher (finally, it’s moving forward!!)
Piper and Ash’s interactions (Which continue to be my favorite part of the series, I felt like I was able to learn so much from the characters’, by reading how they interacts with each other. Piper’s demon made some interesting changes in the story, specifically how Piper’s demon reacts to Asher’s
demon, curious, very curious.)
Piper’s mother (I don’t like her)
Ash’s sister (after reading this book, I can’t say I am too happy with her)
So betrayal seem to be the main theme in this book, upon returning from boarding school, Piper’s home was shortly destroyed, and then she was kidnapped by her mother and the organization. It would turn out they wanted to use her, and utilized her knowledge of demons in order to control over the demons. How peachy. When Piper turned down the offer she was forced by the organization to unlock her magic, which could potentially end up killing her. What kind of mother stand by this?
I would be lying if I say I was not disappointed by piper’s decision in the end of Yield of Night. I think I would much prefer to have Piper and Ash together to face the world, thus I was not sure if Piper made the right decision to leave Asher behind. Piper thought she could solve all the problems by herself, but I beg to differ. Even as powerful as she was, I don’t see how she can do this alone, the problem she will be facing is clear bigger than her. And what about Asher? How can she walk away, after what all Asher saves her over and over again?
The attraction between Ash and Piper were obviously mutual, although I am pretty sure something else was going on with these two, it seems much more than just attractions and love.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading Yield of Night, this was another great addition to the series, if you enjoy fast-pace fantasy-action novel, I think you will enjoy this book. The new development of the story once again, leaving me wanting more, I just loved how much the book invested on the characters interactions. The story plot was another hit for me as well, though I would prefer the story to be a little more developed, a little longer perhaps. As always I enjoyed the author’s writing style, it was very engaging and easily draws you into the story. Can’t wait to read the next installment!