“He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes’ only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent’s own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent’s shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.”


I think that this was a great concluding novel to this trilogy.

In my opinion, this series was not the best work by this author. But with that being said, I did still really enjoy it.

The characters in this book were still as amazing as they had been in the first 2 books. Carter and Sadie just have this amazing friendship that almost makes them closer than they already were as siblings. I think that their bond just made the story and plot more interesting as a whole. We, as readers, don’t really get a whole ton of books that focus a majority on bonds between siblings. After reading this book, it just makes me want to read more books like this featuring that bond.

I know I have said this in every review I have done for this series, but I love the family dynamic that is in this series. Like I said earlier, this is something we don’t see often in YA and Middle Grade books these days. This is something that I think we should include more but that is just a personal preference.

The plot of this book was just as incredible as any other book by this author. I think that  this author has the amazing ability to write plots in his books that keep me interested and did not make me want to pick the book down. In this particular series, however, I feel like the plot was slow-building. I think that the first book was about 80 to 90% world building. In the second plot expanded the world but had the aspects of the plot that I thought were missing included in the second book. And, in this third and final book, everything that I thought was missing in the first two books was included in this one. And I was very pleased with that.

Overall, I think that this book was a great concluding novel to this series. It had a lot of strong suits that I wanted to see in this series going in. I can’t wait to read more from this author in the future!

RATING: 4.5/5