Books of My Heart is hosting a year long read-along of the Night Huntress world books by Jeaniene Frost. COYER has adopted the read-along this year and is hosting chats for each book. You can see the schedule by clicking here. This is my first time reading the series though Halfway to the Grave has been sitting on my TBR shelf since it first came out. I’ve always enjoyed paranormal romance / urban fantasy, and vampires hold a soft spot for me. I’m excited to dive in. I’ll be posting reviews for each book the Friday before the chats. If you’d like to join us, find our group on Facebook here.
Series: A Night Prince Novel #4
Published by Harper Audio on 2017-02-28
Length: 9 hours and 8 minutes
Reviewing Audiobook from TN R.E.A.D.S.
Reading Challenges: 2022 Audiobook Challenge, 2022 Backlist Reader Challenge, 2022 Beat the Backlist
In the explosive finale to New York Times best-selling 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 600 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 cannot believe I’m saying this…we are here to review the last book in the Night Huntress readalong, Into the Fire. While I haven’t loved all the books, I can say I’m sad to be done with the world. Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost is the final book in Vlad and Leila’s story and what a way to go out! Picking up almost where the last book left off, Leila and Vlad are looking for Mircea, the necromancer who cursed Leila and is now tied to her. Any harm that comes to him also comes to her and vice versa. To say Vlad is angry is an understatement, especially with Mircea’s identity now uncovered. When Mircea finds himself at the mercy of unknown captors, the race is on to find him before he is killed and Leila along with him.
Leila’s growth throughout this series is something that should be talked about more. This is a girl who wanted to die at the beginning of the series. She was unhappy and just living her life day to day in fear of what her abilities would cause her to see or do. Now she owns those abilities, honing them to fit her needs. Her loyalty to those she loves and her willingness to do whatever she needs to do to keep them safe is admirable.
While I still wish we had more Vlad (like his POV), I loved seeing his own growth. Vlad closed himself off to emotions a long time ago to protect his own heart and those who serve him. He’s slowly allowed Leila to infiltrate those walls until they are gone. He surprised me multiple times in this book with what he was willing to do to stop his stepson and save Leila.
Overall I really enjoyed Into the Fire. I once again listened, and Tavia Gilbert did not disappoint. It was easy to follow the story from her narration, and I was almost instantly engaged in it. Leila and Vlad are my favorite couple in this world, and this book gave them a satisfying conclusion. It also sets up the next series in the world by giving us a better glimpse at Ian and how Veritas becomes intertwined with him. If you are a fan of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, I highly recommend this series, though I do suggest starting with book one 😉
Join us in January for a special series in a month challenge as we finish out the books in the Night Huntress world by reading Ian’s series Night Rebel.