The Bone Shard War by Andrea Stewart

The Bone Shard War answers all the questions from the previous books and has a bittersweet ending.


This third and final book takes place two years after the events in Book Two.

Lin’s grasp on the empire is still slippery, even after defeating the construct army. She’s up against the Shardless Few, Ragan, and often, her governors. And she hasn’t seen Jovis since he left to rescue Mephi. In short, her allies are in limited supply, and people’s allegiances change with the wind.

Review of The Bone Shard War

This instalment follows the same POVs as the previous books. Nearly every chapter ends on a cliffhanger, which makes this a compelling read despite the length.

It’s an addictive fantasy series that improves with each book. Characters I didn’t much care for in the first book I came to love by the end, characters like Phalue. In book one, she was just sort of there and was a bit obtuse, but she went through a wonderful character arc showcasing her strength and love for her family.

The question of what’s causing the islands to sink is finally answered. I did not see it coming, but looking back, it makes sense.

My only issue was that it took Jovis quite a while to realize he already had the skill set to free himself. He had been using those skills since he was a smuggler.

I read the whole trilogy in the span of about six weeks. I tend to forget what happened in previous books, so binging the series worked well for me.

I’m a bit sad to see the series come to an end, but I can’t wait to see what else Andrea Stewart comes out with next.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Expected Publication: 18 April 2023

You can read my reviews of the first two books here and here.

Thank you to Orbit for providing me with an arc in exchange for an honest review.

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