INTO THE FIRE: Frost Fizzles


INTO THE FIRE CoverA Night Prince Novel
by Jeaniene Frost 
Harper Collins/Avon
On Sale: 02/28/2017
Mass Market Paperback & Ebook: 384 pages | hardcover: 320 pages
 / Romance / Paranormal / Vampires
/ Fantasy / Urban
 Thrillers / Supernatural

I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book from Harper Collins/Avon. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.

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.


My Take Oblong Shaped

I found this entry in the Night Prince series to be violent and rather glib. I was first attracted to this series because I thought it was romantic, sexy and was impressed that Frost had managed to rehab a character as reviled as Vlad Tepesh. But life is violent enough and bad historical figures set up as heroes has become a little disconcerting.  After all, who is next Tito, Pol Pot, Hitler?

I also felt that Frost lost the thread of what made the stories in the original Cat and Bones series and this offshoot so much fun to read. It felt like she had one more book in the contract and had to get it out.  There is cavalier, frequent and repetitive violence. I just lose patience with it.

Much of the book has to do with how illegal magic is for the vampires. I didn’t remember that, but it must be like speeding, something illegal most do anyway, because there was an awful lot going on.

In the book’s defense, I have to say that I am not enjoying much of what I read these days. But, I seriously loved this series in the past and thought it was already over.  I was thrilled when this showed up in the mail, but found it a disappointment.



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