Belatedly, I finally finished the third book in C.S. Boyack’s Lanternfish trilogy last month, THREE YEARS after reading the first two books in this wonderful series.
It’s been so long since reading the second book, that it took a great effort to get back into this one wrapping the saga up! Obstacles arose to get it done, which had nothing to do with the book itself. But my advice to others and a reminder to myself–no matter what, don’t leave such a gap in time between reading the next book in a series!
There are so MANY characters–a bunch who are odd in themselves and some that are decidedly paranormal–like the sentient roots (known as “modders”) in the story. Or the evil Fulminites, including monks that can explode themselves to harm others. But, if the author can keep track, it’s up to the reader to keep up.
A good, anticlimactic happy ending–earned by the protagonist along with his family friends. What else could you expect if you read the first two. Read the trilogy; it’s worth your time if you like fantasy, adventure, paranormal and humorous events. You will enjoy them all. Just don’t read this book alone; it will make little sense.
If you want to know more about the first two books in the trilogy, here are links to my reviews of the first book: The Voyage of the Lanternfish on my Views blog and the second book, H.M.S Lanternfish only on Goodreads.