This is a review of “Total Eclipse” by Rachel Caine. It is the ninth and final novel in the Weather Warden Series. It follows on from “Cape Storm“.
As this book is a part of series, the following review may reveal some details of the previous novels. Do not read if you want to read this series in the future and do not want to know of any plot spoilers.
It’s the end of the world as we know it. Well, for the humans anyway.
After defeating Demon-addled Bad Bob Biringanine, Jo and David are powerless. The final battle has forced their powers to exit their bodies, and both of them are now defenseless humans. But it seems everyone else is in the same boat, literally and metaphorically. The battle created a black corner, where Wardens have no power and Djinn do not either. It’s alright for the Wardens, it’s pretty bad for the Djinn. They’re all struggling in the hospital ward while the Cruise ship attempts to get them all out of the black corner as quickly as possible. But as soon as the black corner ends, the Djinn begin screaming. It’s a sound unlike any other, it’s terrible, horrifying, painful. And then all of the Djinn disappear. Poof!
There can only be one explanation. Mother Earth. And it seems after this latest assault she is majorly pissed, and wishes to be rid of humanity once and for all. And she’s got not only the Djinn helping her, but the animals too. Disaster after disaster rains down, and it’s all anyone can do just to survive. And Jo and David didn’t get their powers back at the end of the black corner. Someone else got them instead.
They need them back. So they set off, in the face of natural disasters, homicidal Djinn and murderous wildlife to locate the three beings that may be able to help them: The Oracles, Air, Fire and Earth. Cherise and Kevin come along for the ride. Will the Oracles help them? Can David and Jo get their powers returned to them? Can they convince Mother Earth not to wipeout all humanity? Here’s hoping!
I really, really liked this book. It was a great end to the series, and I wasn’t really left wanting for anything. I liked the inclusion of Cassiel in this book, and I am definitely intrigued with her and her story, and will be reading her series: The a outcast Season a series soon. I liked seeing Jo vulnerable again, and even moreso, David as a human. There were some sad parts in this novel, but lots of action packed, adrenaline-filled parts.