Ruin is book three of the Faithful and the Fallen Series by John Gwynne. I had been waiting for the paperback version for over a year and it didn’t disappoint. Events unfold in the God War and, contrary to the previous two books, much and many are now lost. The plot twist at the very end makes your mind spin and the overwhelming sense of loss is something that I am still trying to cope with. I have no idea how the characters will manage to do so though since the world of Corban and his friends is now literary in ruins.
The good news is that, according to his website, Gwynne was already sent the manuscript of the final book in the series to his editor and it should be coming out soon. Although the current practice in the industry is to have a hardcover out first and make the poor readers – in the both senses of the word – wait almost a year to get a paperback edition. I don’t want to rant but this seems unethical practice to me and I wish the publishers were less greedy and more considerate towards their customers.
Anyway, as its predecessors, Ruin is a page-turner and a tale of good versus evil where the boundaries between both sides are less clear-cut than you can imagine.
- Gwynnw, J. (2015) Ruin. London: Pan.