#cvreadalong -- Chapter 23 + Epilogue

It's the very last chapter of the #cvreadalong! You've got a couple of days to catch up if you're behind. We're closing the read-along with a chat on Thursday, July 31st at 6 pm PST on twitter as part of #k8chat where we're taking read-alongs and all things Aether Chronicles.


Chapter Twenty-Three

Kevighn leaves for Los Angeles to do what he (thinks) he does best -- lure girls to the Otherworld. Only this time the girl he has his sights set on is Elise, James and V's sister, and Kevighn doesn't want to kill her, he wants to steal her for the dark king. 

Instead of finding her, Kevighn is the first one to stumble upon the scene of the crime. Being Keivhgn., he cares little for this,steals what he needs and leaves in search of Elise. 

(For those of you who have no idea what Kevighn left in V's room, it involves excrement. Yeah, infantile and gross. Then again, Keivghn isn't always the most mature.) 

Meanwhile, not missing Kevighn by much, James, V, and Noli arrive in LA to a horrible scene. Elise and Quinn are gone and Mr. Darrow has been killed by Brogan's men. Most likely as either a ploy to have V challenge him, so Brogan can kill him without actually having to go kill him, or for the revenge he swore he'd get on Noli for taking the artifact. 

Mr. Darrow's death means V is now the head of the family, a role he takes seriously. Just like the chapter closed on Noli's life in LA at the beginning of the book, the book now closes on V's life in LA as well. 

Epilogue

V, Noli, and James return to the Otherworld and bury Mr. Darrow at the Big House, by the faery tree in the center of the maze.  

They decide that they will journey to the earth court palace and V will challenge Brogan to a duel over the death of V's father. Noli makes her own vow--to make Brogan pay. Because no one messes with those Noli loves. No one.

So...what was your favorite parts of the end? Did everything wrap up the way you expected? Was something you were expecting left unresolved? Tell me here or on twitter at #cvreadalong. 

2 comments:

Kate Tilton said...

I so did not see Mr. Darrow's death coming, nor Kevighn's childish behavior.

I feel like there is still so much these characters must do! And like this is going into a more new adult genre (where the characters have to learn to live on thier own and make their own choices. )

mingkai said...

will there be a book 4?