The Hyena and the Hawk by Adrian Tchaikovsky is the third and final book in the Echoes in the fall series.
The Plague People have returned, as they spread throughout the world they destroy any camp they come across. The Plague people power is the terror that they bring, which has the ability to keep anyone in the stepped animal form forever and destroys their minds.
The people of the Crown of the World and Sun River Nation must come together to defeat the people without souls and save their way of life. The end is coming and every alliance, armies, spears and swords may not be enough.
Adrian Tchaikovsky has not been kind to Maniye, Loud Thunder, Hesprec and Asman. He really has places every character though the emotional, and physical ringer.
Adrian has been clever in writing the story, as Maniye, Loud Thunder, Asman and Hesprec have their own stories that ended up joining at the battle with the Plague people.
As in the previous books a really like the banter between Asman, Venat and Shyri. I enjoyed reading the interaction between Shyri and the other character like Maniye, I find Shyri one of the most interesting characters in the book.
The book had some great twist which kept me gripped in the story. There is one part of the book where I was so surprised about what happened I ended up pre reading the book a least three times.
I am still making up my mind regarding the ending of the book, I found it interesting but slightly anticlimax, we had so many interesting battles though out the series that I was expecting to end on one, but that wasn’t the case. I am glad he didn’t end the series as expected this is why I am still undecided.
I give this book 4 out 5.
Thanks to Pan Macmillan for sending me a copy of the book for an honest review.
Thanks for reading.