Saturday, January 28, 2017

TRIUMPH by Cecilia London (Bellator Saga, #6)

by Cecilia London

Series: Bellator Saga - Book 6
Expected publication: February 6th 2017
Publisher: Cecilia London
Available from: Barnes & Noble
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“All of your ideals, your hopes and dreams…they cease to matter if you abandon them in your darkest hour. We have to see this through to the end.”

Jack McIntyre and Caroline Gerard have never shied away from a challenge. As dual commanders of the American rebel forces, they now face the greatest adversity of their lives. Every decision has permanent consequences. Relationships are tested and restored. Hard truths come to light. When the reality of their situation finally hits them, there is one thing they know for certain.

No sacrifice is too great for love.

TRIUMPH by Cecilia London (Bellator Saga, #6)
Triumph (Bellator Saga, #6)Reading Cecilia London’s final installment in the Bellator Saga and knowing this was the end to one of the most powerful and memorable series I have ever read was almost painful. Deciding to open that first page and begin took me 5 minutes of staring at my Kindle before I could do it, because not only has Ms.London penned an incredible journey of love, loss and true heroics, but she has made a statement that is far too possible to ignore.

Cecilia London has taken me through hell and back as her characters watch their ‘safe’ world implode around them and their political leanings make them prime targets for a corrupt new regime that has divided and conquered America, all while hiding the depths of their political depravity from the world.

I watched Jack and Caroline’s love, family and world become a living mine field of torture and uncertainty. I was witness to the deaths of good people, found hidden heroes in the ruins of a country what was emasculated by its own citizens and new government. The separation of Jack and Caroline, the lack of knowledge of what happened to the other, the rumors of death, the realities of Caroline’s life and what she endured, of who she became while losing so much of herself, saw and felt it all, as if I were there.

My heart broke at their reunion, at the cold brutality that Jack displayed, the defiant Caroline as she was further crushed into a million splintered pieces. Her disfigurement and the scars she carried as proof of the hell her life had become, the hell she survived. And finally, I saw these two strangers find their way back to each other, changed, sadder, wiser and less trusting than before.

I learned to despise the faceless regime and the cesspool they were turning a once great nation into while I learned to respect the countless unsung heroes who dared to stand up to them and rebel.

Sometimes it is impossible to end a series that has become legendary to so many without leaving some sad, upset or lost, but Cecilia London used her enormous creative powers and brought this saga home with an incredible finale that wasn’t perfect, but it was HUMAN. It was at once heartbreaking and heartwarming knowing that, although the battle isn’t over, sometimes it’s the personal side that needs a reprieve and at least some prayers answered.

I received an ARC edition from Cecilia London in exchange for my honest review.

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