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When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears by Kersten Hamilton

When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears

The Goblin Wars #3
Book 1: Tyger, Tyger
Book 2: In the Forests of the Night

author : kersten hamilton

pages : [hardcover] 400

favorite characters :   .  .  . all of them

summary :

“People will die.”

Locked doors are opening, and uncanny creatures are tumbling through mysterious portals from Mag Mell, the world-between-worlds, into the streets of Chicago. The Dark Man has marked Aiden with a new song that’s scared him badly, and a frightening new group of sídhe is lurking nearby.

Teagan knows this is war, and she must protect her family. She leaves her flesh and bones behind to join Finn in hunting the evil beings across the city. Meanwhile, their relationship is heating up—almost faster than they can control. But he is still bound to fight goblins his entire life . . . and by blood she is one of them now.

Then the gateway to Mag Mell cracks open again, and the Wylltsons find themselves caught in a trap. As her loved ones begin to die, Teagan realizes that she must destroy the Dark Man and his minions once and for all in order to save those who remain . . .

. . . before it is too late.

review :

First, look at that beautiful cover.

There will never be enough words to express my love for the Goblin Wars trilogy. Ever since I first read book one I’ve been addicted to this plot and fantastic set of characters and this is one trilogy where the next two books don’t fall short. The sequel was great, if not more addictive than the first, and the third and unfortunately final book When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears was fantastic!

Every time I thought that I knew what was going to happen next, I was proved wrong. This is a book that you don’t want to start if you don’t have time to read it all at once (cue my regret at starting it right before finals and then staying up all night just to finish) because it is just that addictive. There are a lot of characters in this book but each is so distinctive and great that there isn’t any confusion at all; I loved the mix of humans and otherworldly creatures, especially in this one where Teagan’s worlds are really starting to blend together. Everyone that Tea cares about is in danger and she and her adorable little brother, Aiden, are the only two that can stop the evil trying to claw through to their world.

With characters this great, don’t doubt that all of the bad guys are plenty terrifying. There are shapeshifters, soul-eating creatures, and, worst, one who can twist people and creatures just by singing it into reality.

I feel like I could rave about this book and trilogy for ages. When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears is a great conclusion, even though I didn’t want this to end at all. It took all of my expectations and threw them away though I’m so happy to get the ending that I wanted in an unpredictable way.

I’d recommend this series to anyone who enjoys adventure, fantasy, Irish folklore, a great book, or a read you’ll never forget.

Whether you’re new to this trilogy or have been waiting eagerly (like me!) for this last book, you’ll never regret reading the Goblin Wars . . .Actually, I’m tempted to start reading the first book now.


3 thoughts on “When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears by Kersten Hamilton

  1. hello! Im a fan of your book blog and you inspired me to make my own book blog. I’m new here in wordpress, if you don’t mind I’d like to ask some help about the themes because i can’t seem to figure it out. How do you add “Curently Reading” in your sidebar? is that a widget? Because I want to add something like that in my blog too. And also the “I Review For” section in your theme’s sidebar. And I’m trying to let poeple know about my blog, how do I make them visit my blog? What’s the most effective way of attracting readers? I’d really appreciate your help 🙂 thanks.


    1. oh, that’s fantastic! 😀 you’re going to love having one! all you need to do is make sure that you pick a theme that allows you to have a sidebar. then you need to go to your widgets. I use text boxes for both of those sections and just title them correctly and put in the links or photos that I want there.

      to get more people to know about your blog, it helps to comment on other blogs, reply to comments, and post regularly! if you regularly use something like twitter or facebook, posting about your reviews or other posts helps too! I made a twitter just for this blog and writing reviews on Amazon or Goodreads and linking them back to your blog can help too! I wish you all the best. 😀


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