Parents' Guide to

Deathcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 4

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Exciting finale has battles, spies, romance, magic, dragons.

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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

It was amazing and filled with action

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (3 ):

This hefty warring-realms finale mostly satisfies as it brings on the battles, dragons, romantic reunions, and palace intrigue. Mostly satisfies, because the story goes so broad -- across all the realms, with so many characters in play now -- that it can't go very deep. In Flamecaster, the focus is Ash and Jenna and what will happen to both. In Shadowcaster, it's Lyss and Hal. In Stormcaster, it's Evan and Destin. They're all trying to reunite in Deathcaster, and, except for Hal not understanding what his role is in Lyss' life now that she's queen, the only complication in these relationships is that the couples are forced apart and want to be together, and the reader doesn't know when that will happen in the story (but will they hurry up already, we've been waiting for hundreds of pages).

The complex character of Lila Byrne gets more focus in this story, but we don't see how her life ends up -- maybe in another spin-off series? She is, however, at the center of some great palace intrigue, starting with not one, but two palace weddings going awry. And there are poisonings and castle sieges and networks of spies and traitors all in the mix, making this big finale a real page-turner.

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