Published: September 18th 2014 by The Writer's Coffee Shop
Format: eARC, 372 pages
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Darcy burned with the pain of knowing she’d failed. What happened when a prophecy didn’t come true? It must not have been much of a prophecy in the first place. And if they couldn’t trust in that, then they couldn’t trust in anything at all.
Five years ago, Darcy first received the prophecy of the Six, which stated she and her friends would save the land of Alitheia from a shadowy foe. For five years, she hasn’t known what the end will look like, but she certainly didn’t expect this.
Thrust back into Alitheia through unexpected means, Darcy winds up alone, scared, and without her recent memory. As she struggles to regain her lost memories and reunite with the ones she loves, she pieces together the prophecies and the oracles to find they all converge into one story—a story that tells her just how much she’ll have to give to save both worlds, and everyone she loves.
The Bone Whistle closes out the adventure that started six years ago with Darcy and her five friends stumbling into another world. It’s a bittersweet conclusion to their story and I enjoyed it a lot.
Darcy and her friends have come a long, long way since we met them in The Six. They’ve grown and matured, loved and lost, been revered and betrayed, cursed and blessed. Now, approaching their last crossing into Alithea, they’re beginning to realise that their quest will ask more of them than anyone anticipated.
Oh how I hated Darcy in the beginning! She was so thoughtless and selfish, but now she’s grown into the leader the prophesy always said she’d be, and I’ve grown very fond of her. All the characters have grown into themselves, but none more so than Darcy and Louis. Sam is still the amazing best-friend who keeps everyone together, and her now-boyfriend Perry is still abrasive and silly. It’s Dean who still intrigues me the most because he tends to get lost in this large cast. I feel like we never really got to know Dean at all.
The romance between Darcy and Tellius is so0o0o0 cute! They really love and respect each other and work together to get through this war. It’s crazy to think they’re married though, remembering how they met!
I’d never been able to hate Collin, so I really enjoyed his story-arc in this book.
This final book has answered all the questions about the prophesy and the roles that the Six are expected to play. The Bone Whistle is intricately plotted and the author does an admirable job of unfolding it very carefully so we’re kept guessing until the end.
I have enjoyed every step of my journey with these six kids who were prophesied to save another world, and will miss their adventures. I think The Gateway Chronicles will appeal to readers who like fantasy fiction, but I warn that Darcy is pretty unlikeable in the first book!