The Poison Song by Jen Williams
I am very rarely reduced to this kind of overwhelming emotional state by a book or series, but Jen Williams has done it with this very excellent series. Over the course of the three books, the stakes have risen like a tidal wave that has finally crashed down in the last few chapters of The Poison Song.
I simply love these characters; good and bad, their redemption arcs or character growth have had me engrossed all along the way. Noon, Tor, Vintage, those wonderful war-beasts, and all the others fighting for Sarn and Ebora, I'm going to miss you a lot.
The story has been superb, unlike anything else I've read. This is dark fantasy at its best, with a ray of hope shining for the reader. The bittersweet ending was correct though it made me sad. I can't say much because of spoilers, but I do urge anyone who loves a good story with great characters to pick up this trilogy.
I give it all the stars.
P.S. I love the book covers too