Path of Beasts by Lian Tanner, third book in the Keepers series.
and Toadspit have returned to Jewel, but there they find a city at war
-- the Fugleman, the Blessed Guardians, and a troop of mercenaries
menace the city. Not only are Goldie and Toadspit merely two children
facing down an army, but the Museum of Thieves is also being threatened,
and if it is destroyed, plague and war will completely engulf Jewel.
Their only hope may be the mysterious Beast Road, from which nobody has
returned in living memory.
I found this a strong conclusion to an
enjoyable series. In particular, I liked the character development of
several secondary characters, such as the captain of the mercenaries,
and Pounce. As with the first two books, the audiobook narration was
excellent and contributed to my enjoyment of the story. Readers who have
enjoyed the first two books in this series will certainly not want to
miss this one.
(Reviewed from an audiobook borrowed through my library system.)