Ruthless Vows by Rebecca Ross
The epic conclusion to the intensely romantic and beautifully written story that started in Divine Rivals.
Two weeks have passed since Iris Winnow returned home bruised and heartbroken from the front, but the war is far from over. Roman is missing, and the city of Oath continues to dwell in a state of disbelief and ignorance. When Iris and Attie are given another chance to report on Dacre’s movements, they both take the opportunity and head westward once more despite the danger, knowing it’s only a matter of time before the conflict reaches a city that’s unprepared and fracturing beneath the chancellor’s reign.
Since waking below in Dacre’s realm, Roman cannot remember his past. But given the reassurance that his memories will return in time, Roman begins to write articles for Dacre, uncertain of his place in the greater scheme of the war. When a strange letter arrives by wardrobe door, Roman is first suspicious, then intrigued. As he strikes up a correspondence with his mysterious pen pal, Roman will soon have to make a decision: to stand with Dacre or betray the god who healed him. And as the days grow darker, inevitably drawing Roman and Iris closer together…the two of them will risk their very hearts and futures to change the tides of the war.
This is a sequel, so there are spoilers from book one below.
Ruthless Vows starts shortly after the first book ends. Iris is trying to get back to normal with writing, but Roman is missing and she needs to find him. The war is getting closer to home. Roman was healed by Darce, but he has no memories from his life. He ends up using one of the magical typewriters and Iris was able to “borrow” one from the museum. They start writing each other and things feel familiar to him. He starts dreaming of a girl, but he’s not sure what she means to him. He’s helping Darce because he saved Roman’s life. Iris and Addie are doing what they can to aid Enva to stop Darce. They are put in danger often. Roman starts to remember Iris and decides he needs to help her even though it means telling her Darce’s plans. He just needs her to live and that becomes the most important thing to him.
The romance in this was still so perfect. I adore Iris and Roman together. I liked the new relationship Addie started. There were some sad and unhappy parts, but overall the book was so good.
I gave this book 5 stars.
Have you read this? Is it on your TBR?