Series: Night Prince
Published by Avon on February 28, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Amazon, Purchased
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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
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REVIEW: Once again Jeaniene Frost proved to have a knack for writing great characters and engrossing stories. With the culmination of the Night Price series, we once again are brought back to the world of these characters and the things they do for love and survival.
I have enjoyed this series very much, and once again Vlad is on the hunt trying to find the necromancer who is putting Leila’s life in danger. While I wasn’t sure how this new threat would play out, Frost managed to give us yet another complicated & twisted installment.
A necromancer has linked his existence to Leila’s. If anything happens to the necromancer it happens to Leila, every minute that passes put her at risk of dying. Vlad and the group try to find a way to capture this new threat but not without going through all sort of encounters. As these characters employ the help of unexpected characters, we get to see how much compromising becomes necessary. As Vlad calls unto his friend Mencheres for help he has to learn to control his impulses around those he doesn’t seem to care but now has to depend on. Vlad’s ruthlessness is what makes him that much more appealing. Leila has grown a lot more since she was turned into a vampire and her decision making is not longer on impulsed, she has put to practice what she has learned from Vlad, she calculates, she weights and she acts. The way in which the story entwined with Vlad’s past was beautifully executed, we come to see a different side of him, while at times he seems vulnerable and taken by sorrow, that vulnerability makes him stronger and even more deadly. The story transitions and flows smoothly, we go from very serious situations to extremely funny ones, this gave the story a fantastic balance without taking away the deep sense of romanticism and danger.
There is plenty humor, plenty romance, and action. Frost did a superb job bringing these characters together, and of course, this story wouldn’t be complete without Vlad burning and killing people. I found myself loving every minute and every page of this final book but while we may not get another story I am hoping that at some point Frost decides to visit these characters again. I loved their interaction and dialog, the way in which these characters make compromises for a common goal is fascinating. I loved how romantic yet calculating Vlad can be but while being so, he also proves with his actions how deep his love for Leila is. I am going to miss these characters, I am going to miss the action, I am going to miss their love story.
Do I recommend this book? YES YES YES!
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