Title: Into the Fire
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Prince #4; Night Huntress Universe #13
This is the final book of Vlad and Leila’s story. They have had a very emotional, and a bit traumatic, story but it has made them a very strong couple who can get through anything.
While I enjoyed the end of this series, I was a bit surprised by it. I felt like Ian ended up being the focus for a lot of this book, which I know is to set up his series, but I wanted a strong Vlad and Leila story for their ending.
Ian ends up helping them find and locate the Mircea in this but as you can imagine, it wasn’t an easy journey. Leila has to put herself in danger to help Vlad, which causes a new kind of PTSD for her. Leila also has to deal with the connection between her and Mircea, which becomes unpleasant at times. Leila is such a strong woman and has been through so much during this series but she never gives up. I really love her and hope she finally gets some peace now.
Vlad really shows his ruthless side in this one. He will do anything to protect Leila, even betray his friends. I wasn’t surprised by how ruthless he could be but I was surprised by how thorough his planning was for some of these events. Vlad and Leila really have a strong bond and I think this book really shows it, especially with how Leila always seems to be able to always get through to him.
Maximus rejoins the crew for this adventure, which is nice to see since he is like Vlad’s only friend. We get some new history about Leila’s family in this one but I feel like it wasn’t very well fleshed out. It felt like the ancestors we learned about should have played a major part in this book but then didn’t. It was kind of disappointing. Also the situation with Leila’s sister, Gretchen, felt unfinished.
Overall, I enjoyed this but wasn’t expecting all the focus to be around Ian. I am sad that Vlad and Leila’s story is over but am glad they are finally getting the peace they have craved from the beginning.
Trigger Warnings: torture, death of a side character
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