Book Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance
Book Series: Night Prince #4
Released: 2/28/17 by Avon
Pages: 340 Price: $7.99 paperback
Source: I own a copy of this book
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.
It took me forever to get this book, (note: do not pre-order books with vastly different release dates from Amazon they hold them and ship after the last book releases…). Then it took me weeks to actually finish the book because life got in the way. Just poor timing all around for this last book in the Night Prince series, on my part at least. For what it’s worth I did enjoy the book I just think that I might need to read it again at a time when I can dedicate the attention it deserves.
Vlad is my favorite character from the Night Huntress world and I loved his spin-off quartet of books. I can see the criticism that read in other’s reviews but I don’t care. The series works for me and I will miss reading about these two. The book is much like the others in the series Leila is being used as a tool to hurt and manipulate Vlad. Mencheres and Ian take an intricate part in the plot of this last book. In part to finish up this series and in part to set up Ian’s series. Personally, I can’t wait to read that one as I think it is going to be a hoot! I do believe the heroine has been picked and if it is who I’m thinking of there should be plenty of sparks and drama coming Ian’s way.
In this last installment, we learn quite a bit about Leila’s power and its source. We also see the complete transformation of Leila into Vlad’s equal and contemporary. Through the events that these two need to overcome we see Leila become just as vicious, dark and strong as Vlad. While there is quite a bit of Leila needing to be protected and rescued in this book there were plenty of times where Leila was the one doing the rescuing.
While I am sad to see these two go I’m satisfied with how this series played out. The book did make me long to revisit the Night Huntress world so I will most likely try to reread the series and its spin-offs some time. Perhaps before Ian’s book come out.
My Rating: 4 Stars