Author: Kat Dunn
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Published by: Head of Zeuz
Publication date: 09/06/22
My rating: ★★★★★
I received a free review copy from Head of Zeus in exchange for an honest review
Synopsis from Goodreads:
The daring and dramatic conclusion to Kat Dunn’s epic C18th French Revolution trilogy ‘with lashings of lust, love, sacrifice, betrayal and horror’.
Robespierre is dead. The Reign of Terror is over.
As Royalist strength grows, the Duc de L’Aubespine plots a coup that will consign the revolution to history. With Olympe in his clutches, he believes nothing can stop him. But he’s reckoned without the intrepid Battalion of the Dead!
Reunited in Paris, Ada is poised for action – but if she plays her hand too soon, everything she’s sacrificed to gain his trust will be lost. Meanwhile, an unlikely alliance with an old enemy might be Camille’s only option to save Olympe and stop the duc in his tracks.
The glittering and macabre bals des victimes and the eerie catacombs make the perfect backdrop for the final episode of the Battalion’s tale.
Glorious Poison is the incredible conclusion to the Battalion of the Dead trilogy. I don’t know how to write a review that will do it justice. If if you haven’t already started this trilogy, what are you waiting for?? I already want to reread them. There’s a recap of the first two books at the front, this was so helpful as I didn’t have time to pull out the first two to read. I wish more series had these.
The Battalion have split up Ada is working to take down the Duc from within, Olympe and Guil are now the Duc’s prisoners and Camille, Al and James are working to destroy the Duc’s plans from the outside. The tension! I couldn’t stop reading once I had started, I needed to find out how it ends and devoured Glorious Poison in a day. I’m not okay, at all. I don’t even know how I’m meant to move on, it was everything I hoped it would be and my expectations were really high. I don’t know how Kat does it, these books get better and better. You know a book is good when it keeps you awake because you can’t stop thinking about it. I just want to throw all the stars at it. These characters will be living rent free in my head for a very long time. I don’t want to spoil anything, just trust me when I say you need to read it! You won’t regret it.