I love creative worlds that explore the gray that exists between dark and light, but what is best about this series is the underlying themes and messages about the power of humanity to forgive, overcome, and/or evolve.
There are not just good characters and bad ones in this series. Instead, there are electric characters with depth who make a series of both good and bad choices for many different reasons. I can’t help but like a book that presents its characters as more than just: the good guy, the bad guy, and their devoted side characters. This world of warfare should be dark, depressing, and brutal, but the story brings a feeling of hope and faith of overcoming past missteps to be a person who is no longer defined by them.
And on top of all that, there are some sentences and phrases in this novel that are so small but also so mighty. I believe they will cling to me for some time.