Book Review || The Last Emperox by John Scalzi

Wednesday, September 30, 2020


The Last Emperox
{The Interdependency #3}
John Scalzi
14th April 2020

I kind of can't believe that we're here, at the end of this trilogy. I have reviewed every book {one and two} in the trilogy as they've come out (and sometimes, like this time, quite a few months late... *sigh*), and it's so wonderful but also kind of sad to be here.

This book is absolutely filled with Scalzi's humour and I enjoyed every minute of it. And the way that the story is all wrapped up was such a surprise to me - and yet absolutely brilliant. There's very little that I can say about this one, as I want to avoid spoiling anyone as much as I can, but I have to say that reading this really cemented for me that I need to read more of John Scalzi's work.

As with the previous books, there is a wonderful balance of humour and gentle vulnerability at times, and the introduction of this vulnerability really helped the characters to feel more relatable for me - particularly Cardenia and Marce, who really explored aspects of a relationship where one of the members is incredibly high profile and has a lot of incredibly difficult decisions to make.

The Interdependency books are actually quite short for the amount that they pack in, and while I definitely find there to be an emphasis on the humourous, Scalzi also takes the opportunity to explore the difficulties and dangers of being in positions of power, and the battles that go on behind the scenes (and often very publicly) for that power. The humour really helps carry everything, though, and I happen to love Scalzi's particular breed of it.

Overall, a brilliant conclusion to a wild ride of a trilogy.

9/10 stars trapped in the collapsing Flow.

I received a review copy of this book from Pan Macmillan in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings are my own.

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