The Tragedy of Knowledge by Rachael Wade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Tragedy of Knowledge is the last book in The Resistance Trilogy. Gavin, Camille and the rest of the Resistance must discover the secret to defeating Gerard, the father of all vampires, before he defeats them. The Resistance has one thing in their favor – they’ve formed an alliance with Gerard’s queen and ruler of Amaranth, Samira. She wants revenge probably more than the Resistance, but she’s frightened of Gerard and his powers as well. Will they discover the secret before it’s too late? Can Gavin and Camille trust their alliance with Samira?
I have to say, Tragedy of Knowledge was definitely my favorite out of the Resistance Trilogy. It’s probably my second favorite Rachael Wade book altogether (my favorite so far has yet to be released). There was so much I loved – Samira was humanized. We really gained a full understanding of who Samira is and why. Camille really comes into her powers, which ends up being crucial to the book’s outcome, and she shows a lot of growth throughout the entire series. Gavin screws up royally in this final book, but love prevails (a theme in Rachael’s books that I love).
As always, Ms. Wade’s writing kept me up way too late. I kept wishing for toothpicks to keep my eyes open! I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen. And my emotional investment in the characters was notably stronger with this final installment of the Resistance Trilogy. I still missed Joel, and so did the characters in the book. Rachael took us back to Joel and showed how the loss of a special person can often lead to healing in the relationships of those that loved them most.
I think I loved the ending most of all. It was inspiring, it came together in a way that was sad and beautiful all at the same time. It reminded me that while things may not work out the way you planned, the way they do work out is often so much more beautiful than anything you could have imagined.
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