When Abby stepped through the hourglass door, leaving her beloved Dante blind and bleeding on the other side, it was in full faith that she could find a way to repair the damage to the river of time and restore him—as well as her family. It was a desperate chance that seemed worth taking.
But Zo had other plans.
Now Abby is trapped in a full-fledged battle for her own mind and life and heart. Even worse, Zo's evil intent reaches beyond simple revenge against her and Dante. The whole world is in danger of collapsing unless Abby can summon her courage and undertake a journey that will lead her beyond the origins of the hourglass door.
This was an excellent ending to a fun, time adventure series.
In this last book, Abby goes back into fifteenth century Italy. She has to learn how to blend in, and she must find a way to get to Dante. Except, Zo gets in the way.
Agh! Zo always gets in the way. He is cunning, clever, and always one step ahead of Abby. Just when you think they outsmarted him, he comes back! He is a fantastic bad guy. Not only is he good at being bad, but he has depth to him. He was a Son of Italy, whose plans were throtted. He has tried so hard all his life to come out on top, even if he has to go to extremes. And extreme is his middle name.
Abby is a strong female lead. I never really got annoyed with her. I mean, there are always parts on a story where you might get irritated, but that didn't really happen with Abby. Thankfully. She stayed strong and kept fighting even when all seemed lost. She had hope. She fought for her family and for Dante and for her friends. It was amazing at what she did. At how she stayed firm.
Dante was awesome too. He endured so much through this one. He had to sy goodbye to many of his loved ones. I loved how strong he stayed. Even when he was blind. He was also super romantic and cute, can't forget that part.
I also liked how we see Orlando's involvement. I came to like him even more in this book.
All in all, Mangum's writing flowed almost effortlessly. It was wonderful, and she ended the trilogy with a sweet ending. One that was both satisfying and complete. This book was definitely the best in the series.
I give this a 5 out of 5!!