Warning: Contains Spoilers!
‘The Queen is dead. Her reign is ended. The days of evil are over!’
Aufwader’s Thoughts: A skillful building up of tension all through this chapter, only to be followed by the terrible revelation that the High Lady remains unharmed and undefeated, and that poor old Grimditch has killed the friend who was so kind to him and who allowed him to escape with the mortal infant. So Rhiannon’s reign of horror truly begins.
Matt’s Thoughts: This was a great chapter twist with the fake Rhiannon but having Grimditch be the one to kill her, only to find it’s Gabbity, is just cruel. After all, she only just saved his life a couple of chapters ago!
But the job has been done – all of the Hollow Hill have outed themselves as enemies of the Queen, and the androgynous owl (still can’t believe I missed that for two and a half books!) is there to dob them all in.
The final battle is on.