by Sarah Fine
Series: Servants of Fate #3
Narrator: Emily Foster
Length: 10 hours and 18 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Narration: 4 stars
Aislin Ferry and Jason Moros have only days until they will be called to account before the Keepers of the Afterlife. Yet as they race to restore order and make their case, their worlds fall into total disarray. Mutiny within the fractured Ferry family threatens Aislin’s hold on power and role as Charon. Meanwhile, the fearsome Lord of the Kere has family trouble of his own. Someone is unraveling the fabric of fate, and Moros suspects one of his supernatural siblings is behind the terrible bid to unleash Chaos. Now unlikely allies, Aislin and Moros each need the other to escape the wrath of the Keepers. As the stakes rise, it becomes clear that protecting their respective empires is not the endgame. With the fate of all humanity dangling by a thread, Aislin and Moros must surrender completely to one another if they are to fight their common enemy. And as time runs out, someone must make the ultimate sacrifice.
Fated by Sarah Fine is the final book in the Servants of Fate series. I listened to this series and loved the world and characters. This series was my first experience with Sarah Fine but rest assured we have begun a long-term relationship and I am eager to listen to her previously published books and the new ones yet to come. Brilliant, gut-wrenching and action-packed Fine did not hold back and Fated packed a punch.
Fated gets us up-close and personal with Jason Moros the incarnate of Death, as he tries to stop the very fabric of fate from unraveling. Eris, Apate, and Nemesis who represent hate, lies and jealousy are conspiring to overthrow fate and raise Chaos. Souls are being reaped without authorization causing the very fabric of life to unravel. Moros joins forces with Aislin Ferry, the leader of the Ferry clan. Fine leads us on an action-packed, nail-biting tale as they try to stop his siblings.
Throughout the trilogy, we learned about both Aislin and Moros making them favorites, but getting inside their heads and seeing them interact was a treat. Moros is confident and cocky on the outside. He has this badass persona that screams don’t f@ck with me, but when we look beneath the surface you find this loyal, loving softy. Aislin is strong, but worries about appearances and carries the burden of protecting her clan. Separately they are strong but united they are a force to be reckoned with.
The romance was sensual and powerful making it my favorite of the series. The chemistry and banter were delightful but the high regard they held for each other is what made this romance so special. So many times the alpha tries to protect and save, but in this, they trusted each other and admired each other knowing that each could hold their own. Tender moments and danger had me tearing up, wringing my hands, and listening with bated breath. I appreciated how deeply Fine let us get to know these characters as she peeled back the layers of their careful honed facades giving me all the feels.
The plot was intense and at times downright nerve-wracking as Fine moved towards the climactic ending. She had me on edge the entire time and constantly reaching for truffles. Forget predictable because as scenes unravel I found myself holding my breath and thinking “we all gonna die.” The ending for Fated was strong and felt true leaving me satisfied.
Emily Foster narrated the series and I enjoyed her depiction of the characters. She captured their emotions and each voice felt unique.
Tyler H. Jolley
What a great review to end the series. Hope your weekend was great, Kim.
I’ve read one Sarah Fine book and really enjoyed it, definitely need to try her other stuff. Glad to see this trilogy was a winner! Awesome review, Kim!
I hope you add this trilogy Cyn 🙂
I LOVE Sarah Fine. Her books usually totally blow me away. But I have been trying to listen to the first one on audio and it’s just not working for me. I don’t know if it’s the story, but I’m thinking it’s just one that isn’t for me. And I suppose that’s okay. I still know she’s an amazing writer. I’m glad you loved this!
Awe, I am so sorry. This was my first trilogy by her and I had so much fun with it
The first one was on my wish list and after reading this I went and bought it. Great review!
Squee! I am sure you will like these Lorna
The Bibliophile Babe
Awesome review! I’ve heard such good things about this series. I need to read it!
Yes…you need to too. I am so glad I added Fine to my list in 2015.
Great review! Oh and I love that cover too.
Me too Mary, thanks!
Five coffee cups — Awesome!
Yes indeed..and they were yummy!
Sharon - Obsession with Books
I;m so pleased to hear you enjoyed how this series wrapped up, I have only read the first book but I can’t wait to get to the others, Sarah Fine is pretty awesome.
A lovely review Kimba!
Enjoy them Sharon!
Your description is fantastic and hooked me in. I didn’t realize this was a trilogy. I’m more interested in shorter series these days b/c I have a hard time keeping up with long ones. Glad it was a strong finish!
Yes, 3 and done and all were wonderful Sophia.
Oh wow I really need to try this series. I’m so glad you liked the end of it. 😀
Yes Angel, they are quite good!
I haven’t had any nerve wrecking books in a while
Hehehe..they are the best!
I have this one on my Best of List today. Loved it. The best of the series. You are right about the romance, it was so powerful and altruistic. Fine writes the best romances. I just finished The Impostor Queen and it was fantastic. Make sure you get a copy.
Sweet, I am holding out for the audio of Imposter Queen 🙂
Kim! I’m so glad that you loved this one just as much as I did. I agree that the romance was really sensuous and powerful. I’m with you! They are my favorite couple of the series too.
Sarah is writing a secret adult UF series and I really really can’t wait! 😀
I did and I cannot wait to try her other series. I have the Sanctum one up next!
The world building, the suspense, the wonderful characters…all this has me intrigued. But an alpha who’s strong enough to share in the burden of protection with his woman? That is rare. 🙂 I’m going to add this series to my tbr, Kimberly.
It is rare and I admired him for it Brandee
Yay! So happy you loved this Kim! This whole series was so much fun!
It truly was, I am so glad I added Fine to my reading pile in 2015!
Five cups! Excellent, I’ve made a note. You don’t rave like this very often. 🙂
Anna from elements of emaginette
Please do..it was an excellent trilogy
Brandi Breathes Books
Intense plot sounds great in this one.
Such a great trilogy Brandi!
“So many times the alpha tries to protect and save, but in this, they trusted each other, and admired each other knowing that each could hold their own.”
LOVE that Kim! I can already tell this is going to be my favorite of the series too. All Sarah’s books are on my shelf of favorites, but this is going to be a favorite among favorites, I know it. Can’t wait to spend more time with Moros and Aislin!
Squee…I cannot wait to hear what you think Jenny!!
Wow Kim I love your review and it you are so right about a great narrator. They can either make or break an audible read.
Thanks, I’ve seen this author before, maybe here 😉 and I think its time I gave her a try!
This was such a fun urban fantasy..and only three books!!
I have read great things about her writing. I will have to see of my library has any of her books. Great review!
I am so happy I finally tried her in 2015…now on to the next series by her!
I’m glad to see the whole series was good – and bonus, it’s only a trilogy, no catching up on a dozen of books 😉
Exactly, the hard part was waiting on the audiobooks since they didn’t release as quickly.
Glad to see that the series wrapped up well for you. It does look like another one that I can add to my TBR list. 🙂
I had such fun with the audio version..i do hope you grab them 🙂
I’m alwas so anxious about final books so it’s great to see that this one was that good and that the plot was intense! It looks like a great series!
I hope you love it too Melliane!