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Last of the Wilds by Trudi Canavan: Book Review

My Review

My Rating: 5/5


The plot in Last of the Wilds, the second entry of The Age of Five Trilogy by Trudi Canavan is a lot slower than the first, but it’s rich in lore, history, magic, and character development.

This is a book about discovery, rather than epic fantasy battles and war like The Priestess of the White.

Auraya’s journey in Last of the Wilds is difficult for her

She spends so much of it fighting an uphill battle (metaphorically) and for a while it doesn’t feel like she’s going anywhere.

Auraya does, however, come into her own eventually and watching her grow even more as a character was brilliant to see.

Leiard and Emerahl’s plotlines are my favourite

They are the reason I have rated Last of the Wilds so highly. Some of the mysteries and secrets touched upon in the previous book are revealed, and for others there are more clues.

Emerahl makes this book so much fun as her plot is driven entirely by her – not the events around her. She does what she wants and gets what she wants too.

Reivan is introduced to us in this book, and because of that we get to see the other side. Her plot is quite dark, but she is strong and the way her story develops is brilliant.

As the middle book, Last of the Wilds suffers a little from sagging in the middle, but not too much – the characters bring the world and story to life and you will find the book over before you know it.

Reviews for The Age of Five Trilogy

The Priestess of the White (The Age of Five Trilogy #2)

Voice of the Gods (The Age of Five Trilogy #3)

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Owner and Editor of The Fantasy Review. Loves all fantasy and science fiction books, graphic novels, TV and Films. Having completed a BA and MA in English Literature and Creative writing, they would like to go on to do a PhD. Favourite authors are Trudi Canavan, Steven Erikson, George R. R. Martin and Brandon Sanderson.

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