The third and final instalment of Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking series. The book picks up right where we left off with the President(a woman-hating, sadistic, male dictator who lives for war and mass genocide). charging into battle after previously being beaten by Todd who let him go in order that the president could save Viola. Now the president is ready to attack against the Answer (a terrorist organisation hellbent on killing the president and taking power for themselves) but now another threat has shown itself. The spackle (the native race that exist on the planet) are here and they have an army big enough to destroy the Answer and all of New Prentisstown. In other bad news the new settlers have arrived and with them they have brought weapons to level a city. So now the power lies with those that have the bigger gun, but who will get there first?
I have mentioned time and time again on this blog that Patrick Ness is a brilliant writer and one whom I always enjoy reading. The originality and complexity that he brings to his stories is just breathtaking and this book is no exception. I thoroughly enjoyed this series and this was the perfect conclusion to it. We await Ness’ next creative work.
Teen Rating: The final chapter in what was a near perfect series. 13+ 4.5/5