Erryn reviews Stop at Nothing (The Chosen One Book 5) by Macy Blake. The ebook was released February 4, 2020 and is 290 pages. The audiobook was narrated by Michael Dean. It was released March 10, 2022 is 7hrs and 24min. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I had to see how this great series ended.
The series finale is here.
With all of his mates assembled, Sawyer Smith should be ready for his own version of the end game. He must defeat the god of air, and restore both of their broken magics to all of the realms. There’s only one problem: He still doesn’t know how to do it.
His brother is a god, and is raising the forces of darkness against Sawyer and his mates more quickly than he can mount a defense. It’s time to fight, but Sawyer has too much to lose, to risk disaster. As the final pieces of the puzzle fall into place, Sawyer is faced with a task that seems impossible. He must go into battle without the knowledge or power to win.
So many of his questions remain unanswered, but Sawyer knows one thing: He will stop at nothing to keep his mates safe.
Although Pip is happy to join the menage as the eighth mate, I wasn’t ever really clear what his role was. Draco the Dragon shifter? Handy to have around someone who can breathe fire. Andavari the Vampire? Makes a good guard. Henry the mage? Dear sweet Henry. Those visions are helpful. Eduard the griffin? Those money management skills come in handy, but he’s also good in a fight. Saeward the Atlantian Hippocamp? Well, enough said. Locke the protector? Valiant to the end. Dakota the lynx? Heroic in battle. But Pip? Endearing, adorable, and a great addition to the now-completed harem. Never did quite figure him out, but that was okay.
Sawyer now has all his mates. But something else is happening around him – very few other paranormal creatures are finding their mates. There’s an imbalance, and Sawyer wonders not only if he’s the cause, but also if he might be the solution. There’s a final battle to be had first – Sawyer must defeat his brother – the God of Air. But Sawyer is no longer a God – he’s a mere mortal. In this form by choice.
I wondered what the final showdown would look like. I wondered about all the characters who have been picked up along the way Henry’s parents, Henry’s shifter siblings, the white tiger, Cecil…quite a crew, there to support Sawyer in the ultimate battle.
This series has had me riveted. I devoured it in mere days and didn’t want it to end. That’s mostly because of Macy’s great story telling, but it’s also because of Michael Dean’s amazing narration. I see they have a new series and I’m off to snag the first audio.
10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars
Macy Blake believes in unicorns and fairies, in moonbeams and stardust, and that happily ever after comes in all colors of the rainbow. When she’s not busy at the day job, she loses herself in paranormal romance, living vicariously through her favorite sexy fictional heroes. These days you can often find her pounding away at the keyboard, trying to capture the magic of her own worlds.