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 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.
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Liked it, but...
I absolutely love this book series and will continue to reread it over and over again. However, I’m a bit disappointed with the last book, as well as the ending, because I felt that the author’s ideas for the plot were one too many and she didn’t tie up everything by the end. I would understand why things were left open ended if she meant to lead into another book for explanation, but this is the fourth and final book.
— Beware: Spoilers Ahead —
You’ve been warned!
In previous books, Frost made mention of Leila’s Cherokee heritage which became a major focal point by the end of this series story arch. It is used to explain why she has the ability to absorb and manipulate electricity— something known as Legacy Power— that was given to her by her mother in a last ditch effort to save her daughter from dying. In my honest opinion, I felt that Frost’s idea for legacy power was what sent this plot on a rollercoaster ride.
First and foremost, Leila ends up getting linked to a necromancer by both flesh and mind, meaning that any infliction either person suffers will show on the other and they can talk to each other through their thoughts. It becomes known that there’s no way to break this link unless they both die, so our band of... vamps decide to go on an adventure in search of answers within the magical community. Instead, they discover the truth about Leila and her abilities, and decide to use her sister to help “sever” the link between Leila and the necromancer by planning to give her legacy power over to Gretchen.
This was my first issue, as it seems like Frost only explained why Leila ever had the electricity and not the other abilities (past/future sight and essence tracing). My second issue was targeted at the requirements to obtain legacy power, which meant the person giving the legacy power over to the one in need of it would die in the process. I’m assuming this tidbit of information was to explain away Leila’s mother’s death but I felt like when the characters began to plan up Leila giving her power over to her sister, somehow being a vampire deflect the ultimate consequence (death) of giving up this very powerful and rare power— which, frankly, I thought was a cop out. Third, the characters go through the round about argument of turning Leila’s sister into a vampire/scape goat for these problems, only for Frost not to use Gretchen for the resolution. Sure, that’s understandable, but then the character gets taken out of the plot entirely, only to be mentioned in a few lines in the epilogue. Why even use her as an element in the story then?
My other issue involves the necromancer and Leila having no resolution by the end of the book. Unless I failed to read it, what simply happens is that the necromancer is found, rescued, and taken to Vlad’s estate for whatever reason. There isn’t any mention afterwards of what would happen to Leila, her sister, whether Leila would continue to hold onto her legacy power, whether she was still linked with the necromancer or if she had plans to sever it.
Overall, I felt like Frost rushed this last book. As a fan, I’m disappointed by what’s described above and wish that the author had used at least one more chapter to tie in these resolutions. Due to these issues, I feel this book missed its mark.
I would still recommend the first three novels to anyone interested in the genre!
Omg this was incredible! I fell in love on the first book and when I saw there was this finale book I cried and laughed and cried. Amazing descriptive story. I love love all the characters. It seriously cant be over!!!! Please give us more
Vlad and Leía are true love. But I want to see what happens to the rest of the group.
Love love love this book!!!
You've done it again!!! Yet I felt as if you left off with so many unanswered questions!!! How could this be the last book? Well maybe I will get answers from your next series but I doubt that because Ian series is going to be.... Well done but I want more