Series: Night Prince 4
Date Published: February 28th 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural, Thrillers, Urban, Vampires
Audiobook Length: 9 hours 8 minutes
Audiobook Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Description: 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.
It’s been a while since I read the previous Night Prince book so I got to re-introduce myself to this fun world and characters. I forgot how much I enjoy Tavia Gilbert’s narration style and passion.
The stakes (pun intended) are always high with this crowd but this time it is even more intense and dangerous. Our lovely electric heroine Leila is magically linked to Vlad’s stepson – a vampiric middle finger to his “daddy”, when he (the stepson Mircea) is kidnapped and tortured by evil necromancers, so Vlad and Leila are forced to comply with their demands, or the kidnappers threaten to kill their captor (thus killing Leila).
Vlad is given impossible demands and yet if the team does not find and eliminate these necromancers quickly – devastation will be imminent.
The team, believe it or not, includes Ian. He’s sassy, he’s slutty, and apparently can be honorable. We got to know him and more of his backstory in this book, and he’s a lot more complex than his sarcastic slutty front will show.
We also get some fascinating backstory on Leila! That’s right, there was way more to her than we ever knew, and now we finally understand where her electricity powers came from. She’s quite a bit more kickass than I ever thought. We learn more about her ancestry, her mother’s death, and meet an interesting ancient vampiress connected to the family.
The battles are epic, and gory, and sound extremely gruesome. This whole series would be rough as a TV show I tell ya.
I know this is supposed to be the last book of Vlad’s story, but it sounds like Ian’s story is about to take off. I also feel like there is unfinished business with Leila’s sister and what happens to Mircea, so I anticipate we’ll see cameos in future books in this world. I hope to hear more from Cat and Bones, too. I know why they’re in hiding and away, but there has to be more in store for them too in this world.