To bring a series to an end, authors are sometimes tempted to slip into the sappy. No sappy ending for Pushing Madness.
Once Lisen and Rinli have gathered their armies, their forces meet on the battlefield with heartbreaking consequences. Recognizing that her efforts to recover Rinli’s trust have failed, Lisen sets out to confront her one-on-one. It’s a plan with which Korin reluctantly agrees.
But that anything-but-sappy ending previously promised will pit Rinli first against her mother and finally against her sister in a battle for dominance. Will Rinli leave her father grieving more losses than he wants to count?
Return for one last visit to Garla and Thristas where the Thristans follow an untried leader of sixteen into war.
Where an Empir and her daughter must each withhold their plans from Korin, the man whose thoughts could betray them to each other.
Where a girl of twelve may rise up to meet the challenge of stepping up to save her mother.
Where magic sometimes exacts a price that could prove to be deadly.
Lisen is our hero, reaching the end of her reign as Empir. Remember the legend.
REVIEWS FOR PUSHING MADNESS
I have come to know what to expect of a book by St. Martin: Carefully crafted inner and outer dialogues. Attention to details. Psychological dramas that are very relatable. A plot that is ominous but always with glimmers of hope. Characters that are never one-dimensional. Great parental and spousal love, teenagers at times unreasonable, at other times shining heroes/heroines in the making. – Marion F.S.
St Martin took me away to that special world where men and women are equal. As usual it’s a relief reading her book because of the way she writes. No typos, no unclear wording that steals my attention. Just me and the story. Gotta love it! – Anna Marie
Those who are looking for a fantastical epic that they can really devote their time and energy to should look no further than Pushing Madness by D. Hart St. Martin. This sixth and final installment in the Lisen of Solsta series brings the epic to a satisfying conclusion. This book serves to honor the energy invested by readers who have been following since book one and to entice readers who may be discovering the series with this final book. – Literary Titan