Book Review: The Last Page (Storyteller Series #3) by Lisa Cresswell

book-III-cover-finalTitle: The Last Page (Storyteller Series #3)

Author: Lisa Cresswell

Genre: YA Fantasy

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Smashwords

When her story began in Storyteller: The True World, Lily Lightfoot didn’t know she was a fairy with the power to make things happen, just by telling a story, but then everything changed. Now she’s on a quest to save the True World with only a few friends to help her. Her mother and her best friend captured, it’s up to Lily to complete the Quest of Galamar – a centuries old fairy tale.  All she has to do is figure out how to turn back time. Easy, right?

In Storyteller Book II: The Quest of Galamar, Gabriel sent the three friends to find the Full Moon Amulet, hidden deep in the mountains and guarded by a fierce dragon. The amulet, one of four moonstones created ages ago by the fabled elf warrior Galamar, holds the power of the Northern Portal keeper, Ironblood the dragon. Whoever possesses all four amulets has the power to recreate or destroy the True World. Gabriel’s brother, Lord Kane, will stop at nothing to have the ancient powers for himself and keep Lily from fulfilling the Prophecy of Galamar.

The amulet recovered, Lily loses her guardian and best friend in the process. The only way to save him is to face the remaining portal keepers, the Griffin and the Harpy, and Lord Kane himself. As the True World prepares for an epic battle, Lily races to find those she loves and fulfill the ancient quest before it’s too late.

I previously reviewed The True World and The Quest of Galamar, the first two books in the Storyteller Series and was looking forward to reading the final installment, The Last Page. The book definitely doesn’t dissapoint. All loose ends are tied up nicely, and Lily finally comes into her own, embracing her powers, and becoming the person she was always meant to be.

With Peter captured, Lily loses her best friend, and must rely on herself to save him, and to save the entire True World. She took charge, faced whatever dangers came her way head on, and became an admirable heroine. She’d always been admirable, but it was like she outgrew the role of a child here, and became a real young adult.

As usual, the book was filled with magic and mayhem, from the amulets to the evil Lord Kane who wanted Lily out of the way. We get thrown into the adventure from the first page, and the pacing never slows down. When you think there’s a moment of calmth, it picks up again. The character who impressed me the most, however, was Heather. She really took a turn for the best here, and turned form an annoying, attention-craving bully into a person worth respecting. Heck, by the end, I even liked her.

If you’re a fan of fantasy, epic adventures, magic fights and prophecies, give the Storyteller Series a chance. It’s a great read, especially for middle graders and young adults.

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