Review--Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost

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.



I finally read Jeaniene Frost’s Into the Fire, which brings a conclusion to Vlad and Leila’s story and once again felt myself swept away by an incredibly amazing story filled with action, some romance, vampires, and a bit of humor as well! I’ve loved Jeaniene’s books since I first discovered her debut on a shelf in Borders and I’ve pretty much been a fan ever since! I never thought a series with Vlad would be possible but I was ecstatic when it came into fruition!

Vlad and Leila’s man mission now is to find Mircea and break the bond that is between him and Leila. When either one is cut or inured, the other feels that pain too. Mircea has been nothing but a thorn in Leila and Vlad’s side and now Vlad is determined to find a way to break the bond so that he can kill Mircea. Unfortunately for Vlad, he’s going to need help and when he turns to Mencheres for said help, he actually is given help in another form! You know who I’m talking about of course! It’s Ian! Much to Ian’s own dismay, his love for Mencheres has him doing his bidding. And let’s just say, Ian and Vlad working together doesn’t quite go as smoothly as planned!

The hunt kicks into full gear once they learn that Mircea has been kidnapped and they make a serious demand from Vlad, one that he will have to comply with unless he wishes to see Leila dead.

Like all Jeaniene’s books this one was filled with just the right amount of adventure! There’s a course our characters set on and it’s anything but easy. And there’s the ever growing fear that at any time, the kidnappers could decide to just off Mircea and thus put an end to Leila’s life as well. Then you have Vlad being Vlad who has been overprotective of Leila pretty much since their beginning. He continues to harbor secrets and do things without consulting Leila. It’s almost worrying to a point, but when you get down to the heart of it, he does what he does out of love for her.

There were quite a few surprises in this one! What is likely to be the foundation of Ian’s story is laid out. He does something drastic in pure Ian fashion and the consequences are dire. And we also get to see who will be starring alongside him in his book, a fact that is confirmed at the very end of the novel! Which only makes me more excited for Ian’s book, something I’ve been longing for ever since Jeaniene ventured to Spade’s book!

There was also new developments that I can see playing a larger role somewhere down the line. Unsaid events happened that we never really got to see a follow through on. Not saying what or naming names, but I think there might be more novel potential within these events! I may have to talk to Jeaniene again at some point! Road trip!! Lol.

I guess the only issue I truly had with the book was the ending, there’s just this little nagging bit that was left unclear as to what’s going to happen. And to me it felt glaringly obvious, like this needs to be addressed obvious, yet it wasn’t. Though I thought I detected a bit of it being answered in some way, but that could’ve possibly been in reference to another thing that happened! Vagueities, I know! Not a word either, I know! Though we did get some sort of answer to it, I just felt like it needed to be cut and clear discussed among the characters instead of leaving this poor addled reader to make assumptions!

Regardless of that, I still enjoyed this book, as I do with all Jeaniene’s books! It was as enjoyable as they all have been since day one! Jeaniene is known for writing fierce heroines who can kick butt and for their alpha males being all swoony! She packs in an added punch with all the great action scenes and tension-riddled moments! This is a world I’ve come to love and revisiting it through more and more characters eyes continues to be the highlight of my year! Looking forward to the next adventure more than you would know! I hope the adventures never stop!


Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars




 

1 comment:

  1. Ian stole the show for me in this one and I cannot wait to get my hands on his book. I never thought I'd love him as much as I do now. Great review!

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