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 Frost
Series: Night Prince #4
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Published by HarperAudio on February 28th 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 9 hours and 8 minutes
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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:
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.
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