Book Title: Dissolution (Taoree book three)
Author: Michele Notaro
Genre: MM romance (kind of)
Word count: 324 pages
Level of sexiness: low
Part of a series: yes, book three in the Taoree Trilogy
Amazon Link: you can find Dissolution here
Oh god, no! Oh god help me… how am I going to save them? There’s just so much… blood… everywhere…
I was supposed to protect them. I was supposed to keep them safe, but wherever I go more and more people are losing their lives, and nothing I do can save them. After so much loss, my family is breaking apart at the seams.
The Taoree Legion is winning this war. No matter what we do or how we fight back, we can’t seem to gain any ground. They’re one step ahead of us at every turn. The world is crumbling before my very eyes, and I can’t seem to stop it.
I don’t know how I’m going to do it, but I swear with everything I am that I will kill Emperor Thelonious Serparla for what he’s done to us, to my family, to the human race, to the entire world. By god, I will take him down, or I will die trying.
Dissolution is Book Three in the Taoree Trilogy and is meant to be read as part of a series. This book brings the conclusion of the series, and the happy ending we’ve all been waiting for.
***WARNING: This book is recommended for ADULTS ONLY. It is rather gruesome, so if you don’t like violence, death, blood, and the like, don’t read it. There’s also explicit language, as well as romance and graphic sexual content between two male characters.***
I said it in my review of the first book in this series: Taoree is a truly unique series, because it mixes various genres and elements. It’s listed as a gay romance, but it could just as easily be science fiction. It tells a harrowing tale of an alien invasion of earth by a species called Taoree, with the Taoree themselves divided in good guys, who fight alongside mankind, and bad guys, who try to kill everyone.
Taoree is not for the faint of heart. There’s plenty of gruesome battles and again, some much loved characters die. Some of these affected me more than others, honestly, though after the first book I did learn to not get too attached to certain people. Just saying.
If you’ve read the previous books, you’ll remember that mother of all cliffhangers in book two where literally everyone’s life was in the balance. And since this author had already shown she’s not afraid to kill off characters, I was kinda worried. I’m happy to report that Jeremy and Orrean survived, that I will spoil for you. It is a romance, after all, though there is still plenty of heartbreak along the way.
The action scenes are epic, as before, and the romance and friendship elements provide the necessary relief from heavier scenes. Jeremy and Orrean keep growing in their relationship, which is under pressure with everything that’s happening.
Of all three books, this one felt the bleakest, but at the same time the ending brought hope for the future. Dissolution does wrap up the main conflict and it does it well, with a highly satisfying finale. Jeremy and Orrean have their happy end as well, though emotionally, they’re put through the wringer.
Dissolution is the third and final book in this trilogy, though the author has announced the story will sort of continue with another main character, Wes. That makes sense, because his story had a lot of open endings that left me wanting more. You’ll need to read the previous books first, because Dissolution is not a stand-alone novel.
Highly recommended series.