Book Review: Rogue (The Paladin Prophecy: Book 3)

Rating: 3/5 stars.

Okay, so, um, what happened? The series ended like that? There was so many things left unsolved!

Brooke has betrayed them. All along she had been working with the Knights of Charlemagne. Now Will is working for Franklin Greenwood, his grandfather. If he doesn’t do what he says, his friends are dead. But aren’t they dead anyways? Will and his friends hatch a plan to escape from Franklin and the Knights. In escaping they’ll set out to save the world from the monsters from the Never-Was, by entering the Never-Was. This crazy plan may just claim some of their lives.

So um, the characters were pretty great in this one. All their neat abilities seem to be expanding or getting better in one form or another. Will has a sort of telekinesis (which, by the way, I’ve always loved that sort of ability). His stamina and healing is off the charts. He can run fast. He also has a bit of a telepathic ability. It’s all cool, and it’s getting cooler. Elise is now one of my favorites. The way she manipulates sound with her voice. It’s amazing. And I love her telepathic connection with Will. Now that’s Brooke it out of the picture, I’ve started to like her relationship with Will. Ajay is as smart as ever. His sight just keeps getting better and better. His memory is…wow. He’s learning to be more brave than he ever was. Nick’s agility skills are awesome. He may not be the smartest, but I love his loyalty. And he’s the most relaxed dude in the group. He’s just so chill about it all (for the most part, anyways) and it is absolutely hilarious.

So the writing confused me. It wasn’t the pace, the pace was pretty great in this one. But at times, in random paragraphs it seemed to switch points of view. It was really weird and disconcerting because there was no pause in the flow, but at one moment it was Will’s point of view and then at another is was Elise’s or anyone else’s point of view. I don’t know what happened.

The plot was very exciting. The Never-Was was so interesting. There were so many weird things about it. It was a scary and dangerous place. It was intense, life threatening, and just plain fun. The only major complaint I had about it was that the Alliance never seemed to have a definite plan to defeat the monsters or the Knights of Charlemagne. Their plans always seemed random and impulsive. Even the plan they had in this one seemed so unrealistic. I mean, where did it come from and how did they come up with it? The ending felt so unfinished. I don’t mind a few things left to your imagination, but this was too much. It frustrated me.

There was some language and a little bit of kissing. But nothing much. The book got a bit spiritual as started to explain how everything was connected. It began to sound like karma or something close to it.

So, this wasn’t the best book. It was a bit better than book two, but the first book was still the best of the whole trilogy. But if you’re interested in something fun, with superpowers, and action packed, I recommend this. It was still pretty good.

-G. Paige

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