In the third and final novel of Feather and Bone: The Crow Chronicles, Kyp and the remains of the flock emerge tattered but alive from their fiery ordeal in the human colony. Pursued by the vengeful Kuper and his fanatical Collection, they flee south, outnumbered and exhausted.
Flying through a strange land, where food is scarce and unknown enemies lurk, Kyp and the flock search for an elusive haven. This is a time of terrors and dark omens, when crows hunt down fellow crows. The life or death of the deeply divided flock depends on Kyp's decisions. Does he have the wisdom to decide well and grow from popular hero to mature Chooser? The world of crows is turned upside down in the epic battle that follows his Choice.
[T]he story lends itself to Martini's philosophical musings on freedom, group dynamics, leadership, and the consequences of actions - and how all of these elements interact. Not only are these musings sophisticated, with something enlightening to say about the process of building a life, but they are also intriguingly multicultural ... Martini certainly manages to strike a harmonious balance between storytelling, philosophizing, and imparting information about the imaginary crow society ... In terms of style, The Judgment and the other books in the “Crow Chronicles” could be ... compared with the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. In both series ... the authors ... make real their fantasy worlds and ... explore the realities of those living there.
Readers ... will enjoy the newest in the series.
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