When I pitched the title of Finale to my editor, who had yet to read the story, I said that this book is like a lit firework; it explodes early on as everyone battles themselves and others to conquer all their nightmares, so that they can create new dreams. [...] And my personal hope is that this book has all the magic of Caraval, along with all the heartbreak readers expect in a finale.

Stephanie Garber on Finale

Finale by Stephanie Garber is an upcoming book in the Caraval series. It is expected to be released on May 7, 2019.


Welcome, welcome to Caraval... all games must come to an end.

It’s been two months since the last Caraval concluded, two months since the Fates have been freed from an enchanted deck of cards, two months since Tella has seen Legend, and two months since Legend claimed the empire’s throne as his own. Now, Legend is preparing for his official coronation and Tella is determined to stop it. She believes her own mother, who still remains in an enchanted sleep, is the rightful heir to the throne.

Meanwhile, Scarlett has started a game of her own. She’s challenged Julian and her former fiancé, Count Nicolas d’Arcy, to a competition where the winner will receive her hand in marriage. Finally, Scarlett feels as if she is in complete control over her life and future. She is unaware that her mother’s past has put her in the greatest danger of all.

Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun―with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win... and those who will lose everything.[1]