Published by Orbit – May 2020
Rielle is now the Maker, restorer of worlds. She has lost count of the number of worlds she has been sent to save.
Tyen has cast off his old identity. No longer a spy, he now attempts to teach new sorcerers and find ways to counteract the war machines that are spreading throughout the worlds.
But when an old enemy brings news of something worse than magically dead worlds and dangerous sorcerers – a threat unlike anything the worlds have faced before – Rielle and Tyen must reunite if they are to have any chance of saving humanity.
It’s here! The final book!
Thank you so much to Netgalley and Orbit for my digital review copy!
The Millennium’s Rule series is complete and I am sad but also content. This really was a journey and since I finished the book I’ve been reading all about why it took so long to complete, the obstacles Trudi Canavan has faced and it makes me appreciate it so much more.
I’ll try and keep this spoiler free 🙂
I really enjoyed this series. For me, Maker’s Curse was the weakest of the novels but only because it had so much to live up to. Four novels over 500 pages long each is A LOT. That is a huge amount of story to tell and I’m not quite sure how Canavan keeps everything straight in her brain … she may be taking lessons from George R R Martin … although at least Canavan pays out haha, sorry!
Highlights of this series are most notably it’s character driven narrative but also it’s massive multi-world building and the magic system. I always love how Canavan writes her magic systems! Tyen and Rielle stay as main protagonists throughout the entire series and while they tackle huge problems for humanity they also overcome issues caused by their own personalities – just like real people! Unlike real people though, they get out of situations far too easily. Maker’s Curse had the potential to put Rielle and Tyen into some really difficult scenarios and just when you thought it might happen, it didn’t.
In respect of the enemy of the novels – this is where I became disappointed. The Raen was a great villain in that we saw every side of him including his background, his good traits and his bad traits but we don’t have that in Maker’s Curse. Instead a new enemy is introduced and I have to say, dealt with far too easily. To go from such a high in the first novel, to such a low in this one was very underwhelming. Building up prophecies to have them just be taken care of so easily just fell a bit flat for me unfortunately.
Despite this, I did very much enjoy the tale of Tyen and Rielle and I’m sure I will revisit them in the future. To be able to easily follow such intricate and rich plot lines is one of the magics of Trudi Canavan’s writings, I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!