Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Crown of Fire--A Fitting End to a Great Series

All right, guys, let me ask you---how do you feel when a favorite TV series ends? Or at the end of a day at a great theme park? Or after you've eaten the last slice of your favorite pizza? Or you happy and satisfied? Or are you a bit sad that it's over? Or do you feel both things at the same time? Well, that's what the Iron Guy is going through right now. I've recently finished The Crown of Fire, the final book in that terrific series The Copernicus Legacy by the unbelievably-talented Tony Abbott. I'm happy and satisfied after such a good read but I enjoyed it so much I wish there could have been more!

Where should I start? It would take way too long to summarize all that's happened in these books, so if you want a quick synopsis of the main plot line, click here for a review of an earlier book. This book wraps up the plot lines; we get to find all the Relics, see what happens when they are joined together (or when at least half of them are put together), learn what happens at CERN, what happens to Becca because of the poisoning, find out what all those nuclear warheads are for and finally discover the secret of Galina's past. Along the way there are characters who jump from building to building while bad guys shoot at them, look for the most powerful Relic in the Antarctic wilderness, have guns pointed at them by art-stealing Nazis, search in creepy flooded caverns under The Monster---and then there's the mind-bending and mind-blowing finale with all the paradoxes that time travel creates. In short, there's enough action and danger to leave any reader happy and satisfied.

There are some book series that grab hold of you so strongly that you spend every spare minute reading them. Then you remember them the rest of your lives. For me, they were the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, (at least the first series) and then the Barnstormers/Sluggers series. Now The Copernicus Legacy joins that proud company. Go find them and read them!! Go find them and read them!! You will be richly rewarded when you do.

PS--don't forget there are also two books in The Copernicus Archives series, which tie in with the four other books and get referenced in this one especially. They are every bit as exciting as the Legacy books.


Greg Pattridge said...

Thanks for the heads-up on this series. I have not had the pleasure of reading it yet but now have it on my list for 2017.

Joanne Roberts said...

I'm embarrassed to say I haven't even started this series yet. Oh well, now I can binge! Thanks for the review.

Iron Guy Carl said...

What better time to binge on this series than over the holiday break or what better 2017 resolution could you come up with?

Susan Olson said...

"Go find them and read them." Good advice! Thanks for the review.