Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The End of Time

The End of Time
The Books of Umber: Book 3
by P. W. Catanese
421 pages
juvenile fantasy/science-fiction
New York : Aladdin, 2011

Umber and his crew of faithful followers return for the thrilling conclusion to the Books of Umber. As Umber is trying to cope with his ever increasing mood swings, his role in Kurahaven is called into question. He is besieged on all sides by opposition. As the kingdom is in turmoil from the palace to the sea, Umber realizes that he may not be the only one of his kind around. Happenstance discovers the depth of his feelings for Sophie at the same time he learns all that he must sacrifice in order to reach his full potential. Could the arrival of a vicious ruler from afar be the end of Umber's dreams? A non-stop series of events keeps the reader turning pages faster and faster, hoping that they will never reach The End of Time. A beautiful farewell to an amazing collection of characters!

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