Even as Mup seeks a fairy-tale ending of retribution for evildoers and happiness for those who’ve suffered, she and readers find that such neat resolutions quickly give way to the messiness of remorse, the toll of resilience, and the power of collective restoration. The balance struck between the complexities of trauma, atonement, and freedom and the more straightforward motivations of protecting loved ones and helping friends in need remains the trilogy’s calling card and will bring readers back to Mup again and again. . . . A stunning conclusion.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)