Druid’s Sword is the fourth and last book in The Troy Game series by Sara Douglass. The series is loosely based on the Labyrinth from Greek Mythology, where the Minotaur who was kept in the center of the Labyrinth was killed by Ariadne’s lover, Theseus. At the beginning of the series, Genvissa (one of Ariadne’s descendants) attempted creating a new Labyrinth in what is now London, England, with Brutus (a descendant from Troy). The Labyrinth never got finished, and the main characters in the series are cursed to come back life after life until the Labyrinth is finally completed.
You know, I don’t think I can even explain more as to what’s been happening in this series so far, because there is just SO MUCH that has been going on. So many characters that have had so many different roles in the series. It doesn’t come across as confusing when you read it, but I don’t think I could possibly give it any justice just summarising it.
All in all, I’m quite happy with how this series turned out, and am even happier that I don’t have to wait another year to get the next installment (ah! closure is a wonderful thing!). And I swear that the story isn’t that confusing if you’ve read the series from the beginning.
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