I have to be honest, I got tricked into liking Shannon Mayer’s works. I decided to give her elemental series since it seemed to be up my alley and my enjoyment of it back doored me into the Rylee series. And the overlaps were confusing to say the least since the Rylee books continued with books after the series had officially ended. And with the ever changing loyalties, powers and interests—it did end up being up my Alley.
Destroyer was a huge surprise though as it ended the series with the subtlety of a wile e Coyote anvil dropping on it. It seemed, going in that we were going to see Larkspur become trained (finally with an official teacher!) and perhaps a reunion with Ash as she prepped for the battle with the false goddess. Instead, as so often happens with Larkspur, she got hit upside the head with disaster after disaster and we find out that some of Lark’s allies are created by the false goddess and some of her enemies have been playing an incredibly long game and are actually friends. We even get a shock on the level of Darth Vader revealing himself as Luke’s father…
And Lark lives up to her moniker of the Destroyer.
Overall, it was a strong and compelling story that truly ends the Rylee and Lark series’ for good.
Can’t wait to read the new series Mayer is starting!
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