on February 28th 2017
Genres: Romance, Paranormal
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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 Vampires’ . . .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.
3.5 Demons, Witches, and Magic Oh My….. Stars!!
I’ve been anxiously awaiting what seems like a very long time for Vlad’s final book!! Sadly, it wasn’t what I had hoped for…..don’t get me wrong, I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to. There are some fun moments between Vlad and Layla, but, honestly, Ian kind of stole the show in this one. To me, this read was more like a prequel to Ian’s book rather than a Night Prince Novel. New plot twists, story lines, and changes in current characters were introduced, but, I felt like I was left hanging on a couple of the storylines. Vlad and Leila bounced from one dramatic situation to another, involving magic, demons, and witches and it was just too much at times for my liking.
“If you think this is impressive, I know a fellow whose wife can shapeshift into an ancient dragon. I ache with envy at the thought of shagging one of those.”
My jaw dropped. “You’d seriously bang a dragon?”
“Oh, for days,” he responded at once. “Can you imagine the Internet videos? I’d be a bloody legend.” – Ian & Layla
In this book, Layla discovers and embraces a new heritage power and her roots. Unfortunately, Layla’s hated inner blasted voice is back and just as irritating as ever, as is her constant references to her “carnival days”.
Vlad groupies (myself included!) don’t despair; Vlad is just as swoon-worthy as ever (maybe even more swoon-worthy) as he does everything in his formidable power to find a way to break the spell Layla has been saddled with. His blind devotion and love for Layla is the best part of this book and the lengths he will go to save Layla is truly a thing of beauty.
I’m eager for the next series Jeaniene Frost will bring us featuring a favorite character, bad vamp Ian, and I’m hoping Veritas, who I personally think will be a fun, entertaining match for this delicious naughty vampire. Hopefully, we’ll also get answers to unresolved storylines in this book.