by Sarah Fine
Series: The Immortal Dealers #3
Narrator: Carly Robins
Length: 9 hours and 38 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Narration: 4.5 cups Speed: 1.3x
For those who deal in the fate of the world, salvation and destruction are not games of chance.
Ernestine “Ernie” Terwilliger never intended to live among the Immortal Dealers, much less to be party to an ongoing battle where the fate of humanity is in the draw of a card. And the stakes have gotten only higher now that a shady new Forger has been crowned.
Virginia may be in charge of creating the chaos that makes the universe tick, but her assignments have been noble—each one in the aid of strangers. But when Ernie discovers Virginia’s true purpose, she realizes it’s going to take an entirely new kind of play to stop her.
The game changer lies within a mysterious artifact dredged from the ocean. To unlock its powers, Ernie and her partner, Gabe, must traverse dangerous new realms and uncover the history of Forgers past. Joined in a tenuous alliance with a former enemy and stalked by old friends turned lethal foes, Ernie had better play her cards right—because this time, the whole universe could be destroyed in the shuffle
The Warrior by Sarah Fine is the final book in the Immortal Dealers series and I was excited to dive in. Grab your cards and prepare to battle!*
Ernestine “Ernie” Terwilliger and her Immortal Dealer friends must go up against the Forger, now that they have discovered Virginia’s true purpose. A card that lies at the sea might be the salvation they need.
The Warrior was action-packed with plenty of battles, setbacks and discoveries as the story moves towards the final battle with the Forger.
Dimensions, artifacts and allies all made for some intense action in this unique urban fantasy. The use of Tarot like cards and creatures has a Pokemon and Yugioh type vibe that gamers will enjoy.
From relationship development and interesting discoveries in alternate dimensions I was seriously enjoying the build-up, teamwork and significant battles. However, the ending felt rushed.
When the book ended, the first thing I felt was that this final book should have been two books. The first book dealing with Phoebe and the fallout from their first confrontation with Virginia. The second book dealing with their new skill sets and the final battle. Anyhow, that’s my opinion and I am not sure if others will agree.
Carly Robins narrated the series and made listening enjoyable. She gave voice to all the individual characters and enhanced the action scenes though tone and pacing. I would listen to her again.
Overall I enjoyed the Immortal Dealers series and had a blast with these characters. The Warrior while rushed did give us closure and tied up relationship woes.
*For those with Kindle Unlimited this book & audiobook are available.
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It sounds like this one is a good book and the action is really engaging all the way through. Just a bit of a shame about the ending being rushed!
This sounds like a great book too. I will have to add this one to my list to read.
JoLee @ Wickedly Delicious Book Blog
Bummer for the rushed ending.
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
I don’t like it when an author tries to fit too much in to one book, instead of dividing it in to two, and then rushes the ending. However, I’m glad you were able to enjoy thew world-building, tons of action, and relationship development.
This does sound like an interesting series, remind me Kmberly, is it one of the author’s YA series or more adult?
This is adult.
Anne - Books of My Heart
Hmm I haven’t heard of this series before that I recall. I like a higher rating for the final book. Excellent review!
Another series I need to add to my list. Great review.
the little glimpse of the audio sounded fantastic. I’ve been a little weary with her stories recently but would like to give it a shot again
Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
Oh this looks good! I haven’t read anything by this author but I loved the last urban fantasy I read and I love the sound of this one!
I understand excitement about the final battle as I’m currently immersed in the last book of The Throne of Glass series.
Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures
Nice review! Thank you.
Ah, I am so behind on all things Sarah Fine!
Interesting it should have been split in two! I’ll have to keep that in mind when I finally read it.
How exciting to think humanity is in the draw of a card.
Its interesting that you felt the final book should have in fact been two books. I don’t know what it is but I have come across several books lately where I too thought a book would have been better if it had in fact been two books.
Interesting that you thought this should have been two books. It seems it might be a bit rushed. I really liked the first two books so I have to read this one to finish the series!
Yes. I felt it felt rushed and skimmy. Will be curious to see if you agree.
Sorry this one felt rushed for you. It’s especially bad when it’s the last book in the series, because the next one can’t make up for it. I do love the UF feel of this cover, though.
It’s nice to havea good end even if it feels a bit rushed