The Binding of the Three Roses

The Binding of the Three Roses (The Three Roses Trilogy Book 3) by [Jason Hubbard]

The Binding of the Three Roses brings the Three Roses trilogy it a stunning conclusion. In this epic we find Solomon, the leader of a secret magi order,  plotting his way into binding the Three Roses – three men gifted with the power of holy magic. To carry out his schemes he enlists the help of Sean. However, Sean does not possess the powers that Solomon is looking for- at least not anymore. Can Sean and Callie survive the various trials betrayals set before them?

One thing that stands out to me with this book his how well defined the characters are at this point. You get a sense of settling in at first, but the characters continue to be dynamic and surprising. Solomon’s characteristic slimy sweetness gave me goosebumps from the moment he was introduced; which was a horrifying scene in which he pushes Rudy, a young man into committing a strange, terrifying ritual in the name of “exaltation” and “faith.”

If you have not read the previous two books in the series you don’t have to worry, this book is easy to pick up, but I suggest starting from the beginning because the character and story arcs are more satisfying. Right from the outset, it was clear that this is a particularly detailed and well-researched book. The epigraph had some interesting quotes by George Washington and James Madison foreshadowing the nature of events to take place in the story.

Having seen more documentaries and accounts of the people that have survived and been traumatized in cults and religious fanaticism pop up in recent times, this book really captures the spirit of paranoia while maintaining the immersion of fiction. The author has also included, strangely enough, two prologues. While I couldn’t figure out the literary intent behind that decision, I was grateful for it.

The legend and battles over the Three Roses was described in great detail. Although that was a lot of information all at once, it was helpful later on. It provided an intriguing backstory that serves as the stage for some compelling characters and an engaging plot to unfold. The dialogue of the characters felt a little anachronistic, especially the jokes and quips, but felt spot on for the fantasy genre that this book embraces.

I really enjoyed The Binding of the Three Roses and can’t believe the series is over. It’s a hefty novel but thrilling and refreshing- the perfect choice for anyone with a the desire to escape into an epic fantasy novel.

ASIN: B0851PVT64

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