A Tangle of Gold
Author: Jaclyn Moriarty
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Pages: 508 pages
Cello is in crisis. Princess Ko's deception of her people has emerged and the Kingdom is outraged: The Jagged Edge Elite have taken control, placing the Princess and two members of the Royal Youth Alliance under arrest and ordering their execution; the King's attempts to negotiate their release have failed. Color storms are rampant, and nobody has heard the Cello wind blowing in months.
Meanwhile, Madeleine fears she's about to lose the Kingdom of Cello forever. Plans are in place to bring the remaining Royals home, and after that, all communication between Cello and the World will cease. That means she'll also lose Elliot, now back in Cello and being held captive by a branch of Hostiles. And there's nothing he can do to help his friends unless he can escape the Hostile compound.
Worlds apart and with time running out, Madeleine and Elliot find themselves on a collision course to save the Kingdom they love, and maybe even save each other.
Thoughts on the book: A Tangle of Gold by Jaclyn Moriarty is the stunning conclusion to the Colours of Madeline series. In what has fast become one of my favourite fantasy series of all time I was left absolutely gobsmacked throughout the book at some of the revelations that came about and in a lot of the cases I simply had no idea on what was really going on. This is one book that I can honestly say has left one of the biggest surprises known to me come around throughout the story. It's truly hard to write this review without spoiling the story because so much important stuff happens throughout the book and you really need to pick it up and just read it.
The story starts of basically where it left off in The Cracks in the Kingdom where we learn that Elliot is in the real world and has finally found his dad, who hasn't in fact been killed but has been living in the real world with know clue who he is. Upon being reunited they find away to return to the kingdom of Cello to save it. Meanwhile the Elite are fighting to stay alive and away from capture. So much more exciting things happen but as I have said I don't want to give it away but prepare to be shocked as there are some truly spectacular declarations.
I'm so disappointed that the series is over and I won't get to read anymore about Madeleine, Elliot and all their friends and the Kingdom of Cello and there colour storms but I am hoping that the author decides to maybe write another series in this world. One thing I was a little disappointed with was the ending though. It just kind of ended and I would have liked to have seen it end a little differently but that's just my opinion.
Everyone rush out and get this series and add it to your TBR pile. You won't regret it.