Centuries before she was born, Skye Tomaganuk was a subject of the most important prophecy in Estilorian history. As one of three half-human daughters born of the Corgloresti, Saraqael, she is part of the fulfillment of Knorbis’ Great Foretelling. What she doesn’t know is just what the Foretelling entails for her and her sisters.
As Skye and her sisters continue their training and visit each of the Estilorian class homelands, they soon learn how much impact their human emotions have on their father’s kind. Skye is particularly interested in the effect of emotions on her Gloresti, Caleb. Although she wants their relationship to progress beyond just that of protector and assignment, he proves particularly resistant to the idea.
She’ll soon have much more to worry about than a lack of romance, however. With the help of a traitor, Grolkinei infiltrates the Estilorian stronghold, imprisoning Skye’s mind and putting all Estilorians at risk. It leads them all toward the greatest battle of their kind, and puts Skye’s faith to the ultimate test.
Foretold is book three of the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy. This book begins with a Prologue, giving us some interesting details in relation to the names of the three daughters. I appreciate the details offered as it helps me understand a bit more about why the Estilorians are so keen in shaping their future in accordance to what’s being foretold in the Great Foretelling.
I must say the idea of fulfilling what’s being foretold is not something that appeals to me at the beginning. I mean, who would wanna read a story that has the characters blindly following some sort of path that’s being stated in a prophecy, right? The story would seem lame, painfully dull and inept.
Gladly, this isn’t the case in Foretold. Yes, things kinda fall into place as described in the Great Foretelling in the end, but the daughters never do anything just because they’re being told to do so. They do what they do because they care for the well-being of all those they love and they do what they do because they really want to put their abilities into good use. I’m happy to say that there are quite a few entertaining moments during which the girls attempt to do something good but cause unexpected outcome due to their lack of understanding about their own power.
In this book, the focus is on Skye, the youngest daughter of Saraqael. Skye is an interesting character. Because of her upbringing, she is a bit more naive and innocent than her older sisters. She is also a lot more emotional. So, watching her interact with her relatively unemotional Gloresti is really fun. They make a cute pair and offer many sweet, funny and tender moments to the story.
With the evil Mercesti expanding their army and strategizing plans to kill the daughters, the epic war between good and evil becomes unavoidable. Are the daughters meant to survive the ultimate showdown? Will the peace in the Estilorian world be restored? These are the questions that I won’t be giving the answers away but let me say this, it is shuddery to watch how the evil class uses their devilish power to mess up with those that they inflict harm upon.
The lengthiest book in the series, Foretold gives us plentiful details into the world of the Estilorians. The pacing of the story is not slow but because there is so much going on, it is just not possible for me to sit through reading its entirety in one setting. About two thirds into the book, I felt I started craving for some form of unpredictability and excitement. Fortunately, Thomas delivers. There are some really thrilling action scenes in the last third of the book and I feel satisfied and intrigued by how things conclude in the end.