Book: Into the Fire
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Dark Prince, #4
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Romance, Vampires
Format: Kindle e-Book
Publication Date: 28th February 2017
My Rating: 🌕🌕🌕🌕
Date Finished: 31st October 2021
In the explosive finale of 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 the last book!
To try and break the spell binding Leila and Mircea, they link up with Ian of Mencheres line as they try to find a magic user who may be strong enough to break the spell. Only before they do, they find out that Mircea has been taken hostage by someone and are carving messages into his flesh - and through the link, Leila's too - to contact Vlad. Vlad is furious and vows to find whoever is behind the messages as well as breaking the bond between his wife and his old acquaintance.
Ian - the same Ian I grew to like while reading the handful of books I've finished in the Night Huntress series - is still the same crazy, sex mad vampire that I remember. As much as it was nice to see him, the change in direction with this last book did put me off a little. That's not to say I didn't enjoy this, just not as much as the previous books.
I was sad about one thing that happened at the end, which I won't spoil but I do believe this was a fitting ending to the series and I look forward to read more of Ian's story soon - I actually didn't remember reading the first book but I have done, and I also have the second! A reread is definitely in order, I think.
I'm not going into any more detail than that but if you love alpha males, vampires, romance and action then you should give this series a try!