The thing that stands out to me the most about the conflicts in this trilogy is that a lot of them were caused by disagreements between the 3 siblings. The arguments between these character were very overwrought, even when they were actually trying to accomplish the same things, with minor differences.
That said, The Last Mortal Bond is a worthy capstone on this very unique story and extremely interesting world. I loved the details in the cultures, the sense of a history we are only seeing part of, and the central goals of the antagonist. It was remarkable. Unfortunately the main characters were extremely stubborn and made some incredibly selfish and short sighted decisions throughout.
Aside from the 3 main characters, points go to Pyrre, Gwenna, and Annick for being MVP characters that really need to be explored again (excited there is a Pyrre book coming out).
Can I recommend this series? Tough one. Pros: Satisfying story, unique world, interesting conflicts. Cons: frustrating central characters, overlong arguments, massively bleak tone with tons of â€śfilthyâ€ť language, sketchy social dynamics (acceptance of slaves were never addressed, threats of rape prevalent, a brutal view of humanity throughout). If you like your grim dark very very grim and bloody, then go for it. If you are squeamish, Iâ€™d hesitate.