Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost

Posted February 28, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Into the Fire by Jeaniene FrostInto the Fire by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Prince #4
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Published by HarperAudio on February 28th 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 9 hours and 8 minutes
Source: Publisher
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four-stars
two-half-flames

In the explosive finale to New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series, Vlad is in danger of losing his bride to an enemy whose powers might prove greater than the Prince of Vampire’s….

In the wrong hands, love can be a deadly weapon.

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.

Into the Fire felt more like a start to a new beginning than and ending…

I am sorry to say that Into the Fire broke the 5 star record for the Night Prince series for me. Like other fans, I could not wait to get my hands on Vlad’s final book, but something was missing and I cannot put my finger on it. That’s not to say that Into the Fire was not enjoyable, it was. I think the wait and anticipation was too high so the ending of the series was a little anticlimactic.

I wish I had taken the time to do a series reread because I went Into the Fire not remembering where we left off with the previous book, Bound by Flames and I feel like a reread may have brought my rating up a star since I spent a big part of the book wondering how the plot tied into the rest of the series. I am sure that is all on me and nothing to do with Frost’s writing. I’m just getting old and waiting two years between books in a series (any series) makes it hard for me to remember the little details. With that in mind I tried to look at Into the Fire as a stand a lone with characters I already know.

Then story picked up with about and hour and 40 minutes left in the audio! There was twists and turns that I did not see coming and my rating went up a star. Sneaky Frost making me think the last installment was going to be a meh ending to Vlad’s story.

The best part of Into the Fire was the auburn haired vampire with the infamous piercing, Ian.

Favorite Ian Quotes:

Can’t shag your sister. Can’t shag your friend. Can’t shag you. Can’t shag Vlad. If I wanted to be this sexless and miserable I’d get married.

“Bunch of sexual horridors the lot of you. Have you no pity for the request of a dying man. Blimey, I do live through tonight I won’t be responsible for what I do to the next thing in my path that doesn’t need consent. Take that chair over there. Mmm…. looks soft doesn’t it? Sturdy too. Why if that was a Lazyboy i might be pounding the stuffing out of it right now.”

Ian brought much needed comic relief to Into the Fire. I feel like this was more a bridge book for Ian’s future and less of an end to Vlad’s story. Frost brought in magic, necromancer and demons. These elements have been peppered throughout this world (including all the Night Huntress world books as well) but they started to take front stage the longer the plot went on.

 

 

I’ve listen to Tavia Gilbert’s narration work for other Jeaniene Frost titles including some in the Night Prince series. Tavia has had plenty of time with these characters and Frost’s writing giving her an advantage with Into the Fire. She’s taken this cast of characters and put her touch to them through her delivery with the humor and fan favorite characters.

About Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert (SAG-AFTRA) is an award-winning narrator with more than 150 audiobooks under her belt. Contemporary and literary fiction, biography and memoir, fantasy, romance, children’s literature, science, religion…Tavia’s range of genres is a direct result of her intuitive interpretation, clever diction and pacing, and sensitivity to each author’s or publisher’s needs. Click here for examples and reviews.

Classically trained in voice and theater, Tavia attended the University of Washington and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Original Works in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts. She has been singing in choirs since she was 12 years old and has been working full time as a voice actor since 2006.

Tavia is also a producer with nine years experience. After moving to Portland, Maine in 2001, she studied audio documentary production at the Salt Institute. With 11 years of paralegal experience, Tavia has a clear understanding and appreciation for the business side of her world, including contractual language and legal strategy. Her creative eye, vivid personality, and experience and contacts help her cast the highest caliber of artists, including actors, musicians, videographers, and other talent. Her clients hire her again and again, recognizing her exceptional work and the advantage they have in someone with both a creative and business mind.

Tavia’s presence is realistic and compelling without being melodramatic; her voice is ideally suited to professional and corporate voiceover work. In addition, she is an accomplished actress and singer. Her warmth, breadth, and range offer countless possibilities for producers.

About Jeaniene Frost

Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, and the upcoming Broken Destiny series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in North Carolina with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on the weekends. Aside from writing, Jeaniene enjoys reading, poetry, watching movies with her husband, exploring old cemeteries, spelunking and traveling – by car. Airplanes, children, and cook books frighten her.

For information on Jeaniene’s books, reading the first 20% of each book free, book trailers, deleted scenes, creature mythology, and more, please visit: www.jeanienefrost.com

Review Breakdown
Story (Plot)
four-stars
Writing
four-stars
Dialogue
four-stars
Characters
five-stars
Narration (Audio)
three-stars
Overall: four-stars
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4 responses to “Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost

  1. I seriously have a love/hate relationship with Ian but I am excited for his stories to come next. I do plan on doing a series reread before I dive into Into the Fire since it’s been so long since I’ve been in this reading world.

    • I highly recommend a reread! I think that’s where I went wrong. I will do a series reread at some point. Maybe before Ian’s book (series?) since he was in this one so much and it sets something up for his future.