- Source: Review Copy
- Pages: 330
- My Rating: 4 stars
A satisfying end to a wonderful series!
A Time Of Prophecy is the fifth and final book in The Outlands Pentalogy. It has been years since I have devoured a series this fast. I couldn’t help it. Not only was this a fascinating dystopian series, but the characters completely captivated me.
This book follows its own set of fresh events as well as ties up the entire series and the journey of the various characters. It takes us back to the kingdom, to Muntenia, along with some events taking place in the Outlands.
This series is highly character-driven. The character development in the final installment for Kitty, Nate, and Thom was nothing less then what they deserved. Each of them was tested more than they had ever been before. Their past scars and trauma were brought to the surface and they dealt with it, growing closer to each other.
I have to mention Thom. He gripped my heart right from the third book that narrates his story and quickly became one of my favorite characters of all time. This book brought out a side of him we had not seen before. He struggled with self-acceptance because of the things he had done in his past. I found him to be the most complex character and hence, the most interesting.
The romantic in me was eager to see what would happen with Thom and Riddle and I wasn’t disappointed at all. Their relationship was strange, yet beautiful and pure. They were more careful with each other’s feelings than they had been with anyone else’s. Thom was very considerate of Riddle even though his feelings didn’t progress as quickly as Riddle’s had. I loved seeing them grow closer to each other.
The author did a great job of creating intriguing side characters. Riddle, Blaise, Gao, and Charles are just a few of the characters I loved reading about and that I am going to remember.
This series kept me on edge, made me fall in love with fantasy again, and introduced me to characters I’m having difficulty saying goodbye to. I haven’t read many dystopian series but the Outlands Pentalogy is, without a doubt, the best one I have read so far. I cannot recommend it enough. I would love to re-read it in the future.
I recommend this series to all fantasy and dystopian lovers who are looking to read something fresh. Read this series for its wonderful world-building, setting, fast-pacing, and unforgettable characters.