Review: The Night is Found by Kat Kruger

The night is foundTitle: The Night is Found

Author: Kat Kruger

Series: The Magdeburg Trilogy #3

Genre: YA Paranormal

Sent for Review by the publisher as part of the ‘Take a Walk on the Wilds Side’ blog tour

Summary (from Goodreads)

When they tried to kill a prince, they made a king

In the aftermath of his pack leader’s assassination Connor Lewis is ready to take control. Rodolfus de Aquila’s plan before he died was to unite the European werewolf packs against their common enemies: the Hounds of God who make the laws and enforce them ruthlessly with questionable motives, and the Luparii, an intergovernmental group of werewolf hunters now bent on the extermination of his kind. The uneasy alliance between these two factions has fallen apart, and now a battle wages leaving the pack werewolves scrambling to escape bio-chemical warfare on one side, and total domination on the other.

After hearing rumors of a union between the American packs Connor returns with Amara to his home city of New York to learn how to bring the Old World packs together. Werewolf society in the New World has taken a very different course from that of Europe, but when Connor meets the American leaders he begins to question if their ways are, in fact, the path forward.

A world away from Madison, Arden, and all those that he is trying to protect, Connor must discover the secret to uniting and leading the packs under one final charge, or else risk extinction for their entire species in the epic conclusion to The Magdeburg Trilogy.

Review

I really enjoyed the previous instalments of this trilogy, so to say my expectations were high for this is underselling it a little.

I wasn’t disappointed. Everything I loved about the previous books is back – werewolfism rooted in believable science and politics. Kruger expands her universe to include werewolves from America, introducing new systems and approaches to the problem of keeping separate from the human race.

The ensuing culture clash is the source of much conflict throughout the book, which means the pace is somewhat slowed from the riotous ending of the previous book. But there is a great deal of tension as you wonder if Connor and his American counterparts will ever manage to see eye to eye, and the final battle is every bit as climactic and intense as it should be.

One of my favourite things about this series is there are no easy answers given. I was rather expecting the issue between Arden and Amara to be solved neatly, using some fancy science terminology and a lot of hand wavium, but Kruger resists the temptation, instead giving us a view on the impact of war and how it lasts. A brave choice, and all the more impactful.

And because it’s the last in a trilogy, I can’t really say more than that without spoiling. The entire trilogy has been enjoyable reading, and if you love werewolves, you should definitely pick it up.

Rating: 4/5

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