Siege and Sacrifice (Numina #3) by Charlie N. Holmberg

Siege and Sacrifice (Numina #3)

From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician Series comes the enthralling climax of a cataclysmic war between monstrous creatures.Sandis has finally freed herself from her master and his plans to use her as a vessel for the ancient beast Kolosos. But her master has found a new, impossible vessel: Sandis’s brother, Anon—a brother she long thought dead.Kolosos is ancient, massive, and seemingly unbeatable. Fortunately, ...

Details Siege and Sacrifice (Numina #3)

TitleSiege and Sacrifice (Numina #3)
Release DateSep 17th, 2019
GenreFantasy, Magic

Reviews Siege and Sacrifice (Numina #3)

  • Athena (OneReadingNurse)
    Thank you so much to 47North and NetGalley for the free eARC in exchange for an honest review! All opinions are my own! I was honestly SO excited for this book, I was screaming at the end of Myths and Mortals and am thoroughly excited and honored to read this ahead of it's publication date!I will omit the description due to spoilers for the first two books!This is such an amazing conclusion to the Numina trilogy. Holmberg brought in a lot more lo...
  • Kathy
    ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.This is a beautiful trilogy. Sandis is a vessel who can summon magical numens into her own body. (Numens are magical demon-like figures from the ethereal plane, but you learn a lot more about them in this book.) She has escaped her abusive captor, and has spent a lot of time trying to find her family and figure out what to do next. In this third book, a terrifying and destr...
  • Morgan
    Thank you to 47North and NetGalley for the eARC copy of this book, provided for my honest review. I absolutely devoured this trilogy. Now, I'd done the same with The Paper Magician trilogy and The Plastic Magician as well, and I find I just adore Charlie Holmberg's way of writing and story telling. The Numina trilogy was no disappointment. The lore of this trilogy is just amazing, and you get so much of it in this third volume. Just about any que...
  • Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
    Book – Siege and SacrificeAuthor – Charlie N. HolmbergSeries – Numina Trilogy #3Publication Date – September 17, 2019Genre – FantasyRating – 5 out of 5 StarsComplimentary copy generously provided by the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.My Thoughts - Story I started out with a 4.5 Star rating but the more and more I thought about this whole trilogy and especially the ending of such a fantastical story….I had to b...
  • Samantha Hastings
    I received an eARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. A satisfying and exciting end to the Numina trilogy. Holmberg expands her world-building for the epic conclusion and adds more history to the rich world she's created. Rone and Sandis are both pushed past the breaking point and will have to decide how much they are willing to sacrifice to save their city from Kolosos. Rone will have to reconcile his feelings about his father, the...
  • Erika
    Thanks to Netgalley and the author for a conplimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.This is the third in the trilogy and it is epic. It picks up right where the second one left off, with them forced to confront Kolosos, summoned through Sandis' brother Anon. I'm continually intrigued by this world Holmberg has set up and magical and religeous aspects that have kept shifting. I love that the characters are continuing to learn and figure t...
  • Lindsey
    An exciting finale to such an epic series. Even as the story wraps itself up, Holmberg continues to deepen the plot, raise the stakes, and expand on the world building. We learn so much more of the Numen and Noscon past, while also being introduced to new characters and new sacrifices that must be made. The back and forth between two major settings and multiple character POVs made the story a bit blurring at times. But the theme of religion in a ...
  • Tracy
    A beautiful fast paced finale to the trilogy. I especially loved the ending!
  • Pamela
    I received a copy of Siege and Sacrifice in exchange for an honest review.There is no doubt Charlie N Homberg is an extremely talented author. There were several passages where I just sat back and admired her skill.Her world-building, to include the religion was exceptional.This book was not predictable at all and the ending was satisfying for the story.If you have read the other two books and loved them, you will love this one. It is obvious fro...
  • Siobhán
    *I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for the free book.*This is the last instalment of the Numina Trilogy. If you liked the first two books, you will like this one. As with the others, they are fast-paced and well written. I, however, have some issues with the third book again. What I liked: - the world building in connection to religion & numinas (the other world building remains a bit vague and could've fles...
  • Katheryn Avila
    Much like with the previous installment, I was looking forward to this one so much I pre-ordered as soon as I could. And again, Holmberg didn't disappoint!Siege and Sacrifice wastes no time and starts off immediately after the cliffhanger from the previous book. Now that we have all the background we need and the world-building is set in stone, the story moves at a much faster pace. It felt like non-stop action from beginning to end, except for a...
  • Emily
    Oh man, I can't review a lot without spoilers so I'll just say this: a very good, satisfying ending to the series with some unexpected twists and turns while still at its heart being the book you expected/hoped for. I dunno, I just loved them I think. I'm so proud of Sandis and Rone for their emotional growth (albeit in different directions lol)Now, for the spoilers:(view spoiler)[My first one goes out to Bastien. Y'all, I gotta say, I was so wor...
  • Valerie Sullivan
    Provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.This book is the reason why I signed up to NetGalley in the first place, and I was only in the middle of the second book, Myths and Mortals, when I was too excited to wait a few months for it's release.I'm going to start by saying it took me about a week to read all three books. This last one only took me a day to read and is definitely my favorite of the trilogy. It dug it's m...
  • Babel
    White-knuckled tension and sensory writing mark this dazzling finale to a superb fantasy trilogy from the very original mind of its author.Chaos, grave decisions and unstoppable fury lace the plot. Sandis and Rone are battling the unthinkable in the shape of a monster never seen before. That is only one of the many irrevocable changes that shake the foundation of everything they know. In between the slaughter and destruction, this couple of dynam...
  • Hallie
    This page turning conclusion to the Numia trilogy is a thrilling page turner and will keep you guessing right up until the last page. It was certainly a satisfying conclusion, but one that certainly can’t be read just once. Fans of The Paper Magician will enjoy the fascinating world the Charlie Holmberg has created with the magic of her words as Sandis and Rone must navigate the hidden world and rules of Numia. Personally, I found this ending t...
  • Melissa
    Action-packed finale to the Numina trilogy didn't disappoint!Wow, what an amazing finale to the Numina series! I'm not sure what to say about it, it's still so fresh and I've said some of the same things in my reviews of the other books.Overall, a fantastic trilogy, well-developed magic, lots of drama, suspense, twists, and danger. Some cursing, nudity (not descriptive), and darker subjects like slavery, child labor, poverty, abuse. So be aware, ...
  • Elisa
    I don't usually like to read ARCs so far in advance but volume 2 ended in such a huge cliffhanger that I had to know what happened with Sandis and her band of misfit vessels. Happily, the conclusion doesn't disappoint. The action doesn't let up and, now that we really know the characters and are invested in the outcome, the suspense is even higher. The action spreads the cast out so that the dynamics change. That part was interesting and kept me ...
  • Emily
    Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Normally, endings to YA novels leave me wanting more or being frustrated with the author for the way they wrapped up the story. This is not the case with this book!! It picks up right where the second book ended. Holmberg addresses everything question you have from the series, although she does it organically and you barely notice as it's happening. The story is engag...
  • Annette Jordan
    A dramatic and emotional conclusion to a creative and well crafted trilogy, Siege and Sacrifice grabs the reader and holds tight to the very last word. For those who have not already read the first two books "Smoke and Summons" and "Myths and Mortals" I urge you to go back to the beginning, not only will you be lost in this book without the considerable back story but you will have the pleasure of reading two very good fantasy books. Darker and m...
  • Jennifer
    This is pretty spoiler free. ARC was provided through Netgalley. This was the third and final book in the Numina Trilogy. The first two books both ended with a cliffhanger. I was anxious to see how Sandis and Rone would be able to escape. Would they be able to defeat Kolosos? Would they be able to rescue Anon? How would the city even survive? I was also very interested in learning more about the Numina. I enjoyed learning their origins. Ireth con...
  • HilZie
    I can honestly say I have enjoyed all of Ms. Holmberg's work, but nothing so far has captured that same feel of the Paper Magician Series for me . . . That is until this series. The world-building is centered around a theology-based lore instead of a world of magic like in the prior series, but she has managed to capture that same fire of excitement, of intrigue in the plot. There is magic, but there is so much more. Rich and complex characters i...
  • Stephen Topp
    I'm of two minds about this book.On one hand, it's a well-written conclusion to a series I enjoyed. After feeling like I was slogging through the last few books I read, a forced few pages at a time, I moved through this book at a super-rapid pace. I ate it up, and it was a wonderful page-turner that nicely wrapped up the series.On the other hand ... there were (almost) no plot twists. Hell, it's tempting to say there was no plot. I try not to put...
  • Rhonda
    I’m having troubles wrapping my head around the enormous magnitude of awesomeness that was this book. Admittedly, it’s been a few months since I read the 2nd book in this trilogy, but it didn’t matter one bit. From the first page, I was immediately sucked right back into this amazing story, down into the proverbial rabbit hole, to the city of Dresberg and the world of Sandis and Rone and the Numina. There is so much to love. The amazing cha...
  • HilZie
    I can honestly say I have enjoyed all of Ms. Holmberg's work, but nothing so far has captured that same feel of the Paper Magician Series for me . . . That is until this series. The world-building is centered around a theology-based lore instead of a world of magic like in the prior series, but she has managed to capture that same fire of excitement, of intrigue in the plot. There is magic, but there is so much more. Rich and complex characters i...
  • Taffy
    Opening line:"The eruption was like being submerged in a vat of boiling iron."First off, I can honestly say I've enjoyed/loved every single one of Charlie's books. Seriously. This girl's got talent and she CAN WRITE! She writes adventure, magic, and KISSING. Second, I think I enjoyed #3 book in the Numina series the most. The characters, the world, the magic system. I couldn't stop reading! The series was unique and intriguing and amazing. I came...
  • nukie19
    This was a really nice ending to the Numia series from Holmberg. When I started reading, I thought it was going to wrap up nicely with a bow and then there was a twist and I realized I was only halfway through. It was a nice surprise to see how she managed to shift the story and make it more complex in a pleasing way and then close it all up without being too convienent. If you enjoyed the previous two in the series, definitely finish it off with...
  • Kylie
    What an amazing ending to such a great trilogy. Charlie Holmberg once again did not disappoint! Siege and Sacrifice picks up where Myths and Mortals left off and grabs your attention from the start. With action and danger in every chapter, this thrilling conclusion ended perfectly. I was so excited to receive this book months before publication. I was incredibly lucky to receive Smoke and Summons from Amazon First Reads, Myths and Mortals from Go...
  • Stephanie Mendoza
    📚 review 📚Siege & Sacrifice by Charlie N. Holmberg. Sandis and Rone are caught is an all out war started by Kazen as he releases the most powerful numen anyone has seen. They must gather forces to battle the creature or face the destruction of the world.Sandis and Rone return to save the world. Faith is tested and bonds are forged. I really like that this book brought about more characters and showed that adversity bring out the best and wo...
  • Justine
    Articulating my feelings about this book has been a difficult endeavor. I was absolutely blown away by Siege and Sacrifice as a conclusion to the Numina Series. It is a very fulfilling conclusion to the story that is introduced in the first two books, but it is so much more than that. Siege and Sacrifice continues to add new dimensions and characters to the story, something which I have found to be unusual in the final volume of a series. This bo...
  • Caitlin Schanaker
    I received an ARC through NetGalley to review this book - and was thrilled to do so!YES. I loved this book!! I have such a hard time with trilogies that either shouldn't have been full trilogies (the author drags it out), or that fizzle and falter by the last book and leave you sad and disappointed. NOT SO with this trilogy!! This book was full of so many surprises, both small and monumental. I loved every satisfying revelation and answer, and co...