Fall of Hades by Richard Paul Evans
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The fifth book in this series felt like so much filler and I wasn't sure the series would pick up in quality again after that. I'm happy to say, though, that Fall of Hades not only improves on the lousy Storm of Lightning, but also boasts some of the most high-intensity action yet in this series, enough to really make it clear just why James Dashner gives this series good blurb. Although the story suffers from some poorly-applied romantic tension and Hatch managing to get even more cartoonish a villain than ever (and you know if the Walking Dead writers ever saw this book, they'd have a ball incorporating some of Hatch's deepest descent yet into darkness into Negan), the story finally ramps back up when it builds up to a scene that will make your jaw drop or your money back.
And then...cliffhanger. DAMN.
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