Title: Into the Fire
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: The Night Prince
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Once Burned
2. Twice Tempted
3. Bound by Flames
Date Started: June 26
Date Finished: June 29
Format: ebook from the digital library
For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him. A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them…and finally tearing the lovers apart forever.
To be honest, because this book got pushed back so many times I didn’t really remember anything that had happened in books 1-3. Sure, I remembered Leila and Vlad and all the crazy shenanigans that they had been going through and something major had happened at the end of the last book. But that was about it. Thankfully, Frost catches you up quick and not with a boring recap, but with an intense, action packed first chapter that sweeps you right back into the world of the Night Prince.
The action was intense with each page. There was a lot of blood. There were a lot of wise cracks thanks to a nice cameo by Ian – who I still love and apparently might be able to read more about his adventures soon? – who really worked well with Leila and her hard sarcasm. There was even a lot of lusty scenes between Vlad and Leila, which was really odd considering they spent most of the book arguing about the best way to handle their current situation. And of course there was a lot of moments of Leila trying to change Vlad from his really old ways and trying to have her be included in fights and decisions. Not that really went well, mind you, but I have to admit, those two will probably make it. Probably.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. There were a few times when I did find the story a bit lagging in spots. And I’m not really sure if I like the blatant setup of spinoff series. But because it is Ian and this new character Veritas, I think I’ll make an exception.
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