Endure by Sara B Larson
At last, Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married. But their lives are far from safe. The kingdom of Antion is under siege, and Rylan is a prisoner of the enemy. Even worse, Alexa remains at the mercy of the evil Dansiian Rafe, who controls her mind and can force Alexa to kill or harm Damian at any moment. Despite this, Alexa is determined to rescue Rylan, which soon leads her far from Damian and deep into enemy territory.
When she arrives, what awaits her is deadlier than anything she could have ever imagined: an army of black sorcerers, and a horrifying plot to destroy the world as Alexa knows it. Will she be able to gather the strength to free herself, protect the love of her life, and save the land? Will there ever be true peace?
Alexa has lost almost everyone she has ever loved. So when she receives a letter threatening Rylan’s life if she doesn’t come alone, Alexa decides to try a foolhardy rescue. Meanwhile, war is brewing as an evil monarch seeks more power.
Endure is the final installment in the Defy trilogy. With an inspired story and interesting characters, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this series. The worldbuilding of these magical kingdoms has been intriguing and slowly unfolded in each novel. Full of adventure, drama, magic, and a bit of romance – this finale doesn’t disappoint.