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The Book holds the record of every event that ever has, is, or will come to pass. And it’s the only book in existence. In the swashbuckling world of Kelanna, there is no reading or written word, only the Guard—a secret, powerful society that harbors the magic of writing. But the Guard no longer has the Book, their greatest source of power, and they will stop at nothing to retrieve it and bring about the destiny written in its pages. Sefia and Archer are back in “The Storytell,” the final installment of “The Reader Trilogy.”

The young warrior and sorcerer now face what their lives have been building up to: The Red War. Kelanna’s five nations have been tricked by the Guard to conquer each other and build one peaceful regime, but at the cost of thousands of lives. Only a small resistance remains to fight this destiny predetermined by the Book: a ragtag group of rebels, outlaws, pirates, alongside Sefia, Archer, and their own crew of deadly misfits.

But the two lovers fight for more than a free world, they fight for their own future. Sefia learned from the Book both she and Archer will be instrumental in bringing about the conflict and that Archer’s role will end with his death. Sefia is determined to use her power and the magic of written word to change their destiny, but she is running out of time.

“The Storyteller” masterfully completes Traci Chee’s series in an epic tale of high adventure, thrilling magic and desperate young love. The idea of an illiterate world and its cultural implications are fascinating, and the idea of writing being the source of magic appeals directly to book lovers.

The role of fate in the story keeps the plot intriguing and the reader guessing at every turn. Although this novel marks the end of the exquisite series, it beautifully completes the trilogy and begs to be reread.

The Book holds the record of every event that ever has, is, or will come to pass. And it’s the only book in existence. In the swashbuckling world of Kelanna, there is no reading or written word, only the Guard—a secret, powerful society that harbors the magic of writing. But the Guard no longer has the Book, their greatest source of power, and they will stop at nothing to retrieve it and bring about the destiny written in its pages. Sefia and Archer are back in “The Storytell,” the final installment of “The Reader Trilogy.”

The young warrior and sorcerer now face what their lives have been building up to: The Red War. Kelanna’s five nations have been tricked by the Guard to conquer each other and build one peaceful regime, but at the cost of thousands of lives. Only a small resistance remains to fight this destiny predetermined by the Book: a ragtag group of rebels, outlaws, pirates, alongside Sefia, Archer, and their own crew of deadly misfits.

But the two lovers fight for more than a free world, they fight for their own future. Sefia learned from the Book both she and Archer will be instrumental in bringing about the conflict and that Archer’s role will end with his death. Sefia is determined to use her power and the magic of written word to change their destiny, but she is running out of time.

“The Storyteller” masterfully completes Traci Chee’s series in an epic tale of high adventure, thrilling magic and desperate young love. The idea of an illiterate world and its cultural implications are fascinating, and the idea of writing being the source of magic appeals directly to book lovers.

The role of fate in the story keeps the plot intriguing and the reader guessing at every turn. Although this novel marks the end of the exquisite series, it beautifully completes the trilogy and begs to be reread.