Title: Equipoise (Ennek Trilogy #3)
Author: Kim Fielding
Publisher: DSP Publications
Release Date: November 29, 2016
Page Count: 234
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.88 stars out of 5
Ennek, the son of the Chief, and Miner, a former slave, have escaped the totalitarian city-state of Praesidium and remain fugitives. Having defeated two mighty wizards, they begin to realize that complete freedom can be as dangerous as absolute power.
In this final book in the trilogy that began with Stasis and continued with Flux, Ennek and Miner face battles, corruption, and further journeys through lands both new and familiar. As they grow more secure in their relationship with one other, they’re also learning that the greatest challenges sometimes come from very close to the heart and that everything of value has a price. With the help of a few allies, they seek equipoise—a balance for themselves and for their world.
Equipoise (noun equi·poise \?e-kw?-?po?iz, ??-\)
1: a state of equilibrium
I cannot believe that this series has come to an end. I looked forward to this reading this, and now that I have, well let me just say that I am sad that Ennek and Miner’s story is now over.
With that said, I did have mixed feelings about this book in the series. Was this book better than the last….NO; however, it was good. Yet, going from book two to the last book in the series was a bit of a letdown. I guess I am somewhat of an action whore. Here, it has more to do about their need to make their home a place in which they can live without fear. To find that balance between government and the people.
To make “Praesidium a great city–an example to the entire world–not based on severity and righteousness and cruelty, but on wisdom, benevolence, fairness, justice.”
In addition, I was a bit confused about Larkin’s timing to kill Thelius. I honestly thought he would have disposed of him after reading Ennek’s note when he left at the end of the first book. So, for Larkin to wait and kill him thinking he would take away Ennek’s powers was a bit confusing. Why did he not do it sooner when he found out that Thelius was behind his families death? Therefore, when things happened the way they did, for me it was anticlimactic. I guess I just expected more to it than there actually was.
Nonetheless, Kim Fielding does a wonderful job with the details in the story. The way she writes about the towns, cities and people they meet makes it easy for me to visualize what she has created. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed reading about Miner and Ennek’s adventures and misfortunes. No matter what, Ennek kept going forward with Miner close by as his Rutter. To go through all that, they truly have such beautiful, beautiful souls. I am happy that in the end they were able to finally get a true HEA.