- Release Date: November 1, 2016
- Page Count: 432
- My Rating: 4.5 stars
A million universes. A million dangers. One destiny.
The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite Caine’s hands. Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud since she first traveled to another universe using her parents’ invention, the Firebird. Only now has she learned the true plans of the evil Triad Corporation—and that those plans could spell doom for dozens or hundreds of universes, each facing total annihilation.
Paul Markov has always been at Marguerite’s side, but Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man—angry and shadowed by tragedy. He struggles to overcome the damage done to him, but despite Marguerite’s efforts to help, Paul may never be the same again.
So it’s up to Marguerite alone to stop the destruction of the multiverse. Billions of lives are at stake. The risks have never been higher. And Triad has unleashed its ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite—wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.
In the epic conclusion to Claudia Gray’s Firebird trilogy, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed. It’s a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win.
This was such a fun series! The plot does get pretty tangled with everyone jumping through their alter selves in all of the universes (even more worlds are added), but that just keeps everything new. I figured this book would need to find a way to bring back familiar locations & characters (like Warverse Paul) just to get more closure on those stories, so I was thrilled with how everything tied together! A lot of things I wanted to see didn’t actually happen, BUT I guess I still liked how the story turned out.
This book didn’t have quite the level of feels I was hoping for, though. The first book with Russian Paul is still my favorite. Love triangles are usually hit or miss with me and this series totally pulls it off. Marguerite has ended up with both Paul and Theo in different universes, so there’s something to be invested in with both guys. One of the main obstacles in this book is how Paul is like “Frankenstein’s monster” after being splintered and his mind is a mix of all of the different people he’s been.
I really loved how one version of Marguerite ended up being deaf in this story! It’s so rare to see deaf characters who carry the main POV (if you know of any please let me know so I can share them with my sister who’s deaf). I thought Claudia Gray did a great job, especially with the line about “it’s not some massive tragedy. It’s just another way to be. That’s all.”
So this wasn’t my favorite book in the trilogy, but it was a good conclusion!