The final book in The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, The Bitter Kingdom begins as Queen Elisa must travel (with a select few) to rescue Hector, her Captain of the Guard and new fiancé, from the Inviernos. Her country is being torn apart from civil war due to the greedy machinations of Count Eduardo and General Luz-Manuel, and threatened from the outside by Invierne. Rescuing Hector is not only a means to saving her love, but it would strengthen her throne by nullifying the threat of civil war. Her journey is not just for political and romantic gains; instead, she learns more about herself as a person, as a ruler, and as an instrument of God through the Godstone she bears.
All in all, it is a fantastic end to such a great series! I’ll be looking forward to more works by Rae Carson in the future!