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Hello everyone and welcome to the 5th and final day of the readalong! Can you believe it’s the final day?! This week has gone so quickly and I can’t wait for the conclusion of this book!
I have really loved hosting this readalong and reading your thoughts/theories each day has definitely made my week! I hope you have all enjoyed reading this book along with me!
Today we’re reading chapters 76 – the end!
Please be warned, the following will include spoilers for Master of One by Jaida Jones & Dani Bennett! Read only if you’ve finished the book!
We’re back to find a worried Rags as Shining Talon isn’t moving or speaking. Locked in grief for his people 😔 Surely they are going to free those fae?
Wow Dane’s story is truly heart wrenching! Poor rags, he harbours so much grief and guilt over what happened to his friend and he doesn’t want to fail Shining Talon like he failed Dane.
Nevertheless these two are growing closer and Rags changes the nickname from Shiny to Tal, which does sound cooler to be fair! 😂
Oh no a raid!! And a KISS?! Einan just kissed Cab! Way to pick the moment. Cab was almost a goner there but thankfully One is fiercesome! Who else loved seeing One take them down?
Interestingggg…they can share power! What does this mean? Damn Hope is a badass too! This book has me on the edge of my seat!
Ah and One can communicate with Two and Three, yes let’s get this plan coordinated!
Turns out Laisrean did recognise Inis but oh no, he’s under arrest for consorting with enemies of the Crown! Do we think the Queen will have him executed? Is she ruthless enough to kill her own son?
Woah Three just increased his size and flew them back to Somhairle’s rooms?! That’s some handy transportation!
Oooooh Tal looks at Rags with a ‘glowing look in his eyes’ as Rags proposes saving the fae. Rags reaction is typical Rags, right?
“Don’t look at me like that. It’s not for you.”
Their interactions are SO CUTE!
Wait is your theory of the rock being a dragon egg happening? 👀 Something inside is waking up! *Chants “dragon, dragon, dragon!”
Yes the gang have a plan and they’re going underground. When Einan explains the full rescue mission, I have to admit I’m nervous!
They have to sneak into the castle, then the prison to retrive Malachy, rescue the fae and find the others to remove the mirror glass. What could possibly go wrong?
Ah no they make it to the fae only to find the place teeming with Queensguard! Wait what is happening!! Inis just absorbed Two! They can join so Two transforms into living armour coooool! This evens the odds a little no?
Ah ha! Lord Faolan Ever-Learning is being controlled by mirror craft!
Speak of the devil, Morien is here and the blindfold is stopping him from killing Inis, oh no he’s going to have Faolan do his dirty work for him, I CAN’T LOOK!
Oh yay Shining Talon saved her but now the sorcerer has a fae hostage, ugh this guy, I repeat is the worst!
Ah Three comes to the rescue! But Shining Talon won’t leave the other fae behind. Oooooh thoughts on Rags commanding Tal? He had to do it to save Tal’s life, right? But did he just break any trust that had been built between them?
Please let Three be okay! Ooooh is Cab ready to step back into the role of a leader? Ah yes Three is okay…mostly, phew! He turned himself into a thousand daggers?! Damn Three, that’s so cool!
Oh yay they freed Malachy but Prince Laisrean is not looking great. At least the shards have been removed from Inis and Rags’ chests thanks to Sil! It’s a shame about Rags’ hand though!
They’ve made it to the castle courtyard only to find…hundreds of armed guards. They need to find the others and quick! Ah yes Inis and Two are combined again but oh no, it’s no use. Morien attacks them with lightning?! Oh noooo Two!!! Damn you Morien *shakes fist in anger*
Oh my god it’s not just the Queensguard he has under his control, it’s…everyone?!
It doesn’t look good for Inis but wait…here comes the cavalary!
Einan?! YESSSS the swords! So cool and we have a hound! Did anyone guess our next Master would be Einan?
They have joined together to take down the barrier! YESSS TAKE HIM DOWN TAL! Oh no is Sil going to sacrifice herself? Wait Morien just vanished?! What is happening?!
Three’s words to Somhairle guys…wipes away tear
Somhairle has learned to be himself first, not his weakness! This prince deserves good things only! And he wants to free Faolan from the shard in his heart too!
Okay so they are headed to the Heart of the Bone Court, colour me intrigued! Will they be able to hide from the Queen and her sorcerers there?
Oh finally! So the egg sadly isn’t a dragon but it’s a map!
Aw Lais giving Inis the leather cord was a lovely gesture! She now wears her brother’s bracelet whilst fighting for the same cause he’d died to champion! Lais couldn’t save her brother and she seems to forgive him! Oh yeah she definitely forgives him as we have another kiss everybody! Love that for Inis!
Ooh the tunnels to the bone court are a little ominous! Yeah I’m with Rags-seems haunted.
He needed to prove himself worthy before the egg would crack!
Ah a classic miscommunication! What a pair! Yes Tal, Rags did save everyone! Ahhhh Tal says he is devoted to Rags and he’s kissing his hand, is it…gonna happen?!
That kiss was something!! Ahh so after all the fragments of the great Paragon are located Tal will be free of his duty and then maybe Rags won’t feel so creeped out by this? 😂
So they only have to find two more fragments: the one destined for Tal and the one Rags’s map leads to as he is to be Master of Five! Nice so the fae they rescued were the score of a lifetime, I see what they did there! We leave Rags with a fae map to follow, a fae prince to snuggle up to, a fae stronghold to fortify and a score to settle with Morien!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on how this book wrapped up! Did you fall hard for Rags and Tal like I did? What were your favourite parts and most shocking moments? Let me know in the comments below!
Thank you so much for joining this readalong, you made it so much fun!
We hope to see you in the next one and wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead!