||Todd and Viola must contend with multiple armies when a true war begins that could destroy their entire world. When the forces of the terrifying Mayor Prentiss and tough-minded Mistress Coyle's responding army threaten to crush Todd, Viola, and the Spackle between them, the group must find a way to survive and stop the madness. Very fast-paced, the third and final book in the spectacular Chaos Walking trilogy explores the notions of exploration, betrayal, and human nature, all tinged with coming-of-age tropes.
||As a world-ending war surges to life around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the ceaseless Noise lays all thoughts bare, the projected will of the few threatens to overwhelm the desperate desire of the many. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast: To follow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most or thousands of strangers? To believe in redemption or assume it is lost? Becoming adults amid the turmoil, Todd and Viola question all they have known, racing through horror and outrage toward a shocking finale.