Title: A Wish Upon the Stars (Tales From Verania #4)
Author: T.J. Klune
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 27th 2018
Page Count: 450
Reviewed by: Renée
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Nearly a year ago, blinded by grief and betrayal, Sam of Wilds made a desperate decision to follow the Great White into the Dark Woods. Now, he emerges to a world changed.
The City of Lockes is a prison. The King has been locked away in the dungeons. The Kingdom of Verania has fallen, and the Dark wizard Myrin sits on the throne.
But soon after his return, Sam learns of a resistance fighting in his name, led by a courageous knight, a defiant prince, a pissed-off unicorn, and a half-giant who wants to smash everything in sight. If he has any hope of defeating the villains who have taken their home, Sam must face the consequences of his choices—and the friends he left behind.
I thought it would be hard to say goodbye. But then TJ promised Justin’s story in the future, and now I’m smiling again.
“He didn’t think I was coming back, did he.”
I knew Sam would be back, and I knew that the fallout from going off with the Great White (or GW, as Sam calls him now) would be delicious.
Intra-relationship angst is my favorite crack. And while the ramifications didn’t disappoint, there was no Wookie Cry Face to be had, either.
But Sam went into the Dark Woods as Sam of Wilds. And he returns as Sam of Dragons. Those he loved the most might be a wee bit pissed. Especially a certain Knight Commander.
If you enjoyed Books 2 and 3, then you will love this as well. Book 4 follows the same path as those.
There are laughs to be had, hearts to be broken, kings to be rescued, and a country to save.
As long as the book is, I was never bored. Sam is one of my favorite characters, and being in his head is always a treat.
The anticipation of bringing the dragons together for the final showdown with Myrin.
The tension between Sam and GW about the necessity (or lack there of) of cornerstones.
Will Gary get his horn back?
Whatever happened with Lady Tina?
All of these are answered and more. But I won’t spoil it for you.
This was a very satisfying ending to the story. The twists and surprises were awesome, and I know that y’all will just love it!