Into the Fire
(Night Prince #4)
By Jeaniene Frost
Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 9 hours and 8 minutes
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.
I had no expectations when I started this novel and that helped this book somewhat. Maybe it was me, but almost everyone (specially Vlad and Leila) came off as annoying and dramatic. The only saving grace was Ian's raunchy humor, but the author found a way to ruin that too.
I despised Leila this time around. All the secrets and the drama finally caught up to me and at one point I wished she would die just to get it over with. Her sister Gretchen was also very irritating and seemed to be there just to add more drama on top of everything.
Vlad was still too domineering and I still don't understand why all the secrecy. He and Leila seemed to have no chemistry. I don't care enough about him as a character to bother getting angry.
What got my emotions high was what happened to Ian. WTF was that about? He was one of the few characters that were actually entertaining in this book and he gets that for trying to help?
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The ending didn't do anything for me either. People died and cliché things happened. Vlad and Leila were happy once more and everything was right in their precious little world while Ian suffers the consequences to Vlad's actions.
The Audio Book:
I adored the narrator. Tavia Gilbert is incredible. I loved her realistic screams and crying dialogue. This is the first audio book that I listened to that felt like I was almost listening to a movie because of how realistic everything seemed. She also had a large range of male voices which helped me differentiate who was talking without it being specified. Tavia Gilbert was this book's saving grace.