I didn’t expect her to leave him in Earth’s End. That was a good plot twist, but it was also a little weird since there hadn’t been enough mention of Aldrick drinking to imply that he was an alcoholic.
I freely admit that Water’s Wrath stumped me. And that part where the title makes sense? I literally had to put the book down until the shock passed. Crystal Crowned put an interesting twist on Vhalla and Aldrick’s relationship as Vhalla slowly lost her marbles.
While it all ends rather happily with a strong, mature bond between these two, I wasn’t satisfied. I’d tell you why if I knew, but I don’t.
There’s still a lot that I do like about the Air Awakens series. While it’s inspired by Avatar the Last Airbender, Kova transcends the realm of thinly disguised fanfiction by reimagining the world entirely. The Elemental abilities are awesome and the battles are vivid. The covers are so beautiful that they alone could earn these books a place on the shelf.