*I received an ecopy of this book from the author. This has not influenced my review.*
This book was a little different from the others in the series because this was the book when Vince was done grudgingly waiting around for Abarta to make his next move and done denying his sidhe side. He was ready to put his full effort into fighting back, and it definitely changed the tone of the book, in a great way.
Things have gotten worse in the protected city of Kinsale, so this time, Vince and his friends form a whole group in order to gather/disseminate information and protect the population, and it was really nice seeing so many people work together to fight for their home. But of course, things always go awry for poor Vince, and this book had just as much intensity, if not more, than the previous books. Lots of action, lots of fights and battle scenes, lots of violence, lots of magic being thrown around.
Vince really kicked his badass factor up a notch this time. He also started to embrace his sidhe side more this time, knowing that he had to if he wanted to have any chance of winning, and it’s always interesting to see more of that cold, powerful side of him. I love how powerful and scary the fae in this series are. It was also very interesting to see a certain memory that surfaced of his childhood in the Unseelie Court, and I’m itching to know more about that.
Another difference in this book was that it seemed Vince didn’t spend as much time with his usual crew, but he did get acquainted with a couple new characters and spent more time with a character who only briefly appeared in a previous book.
Overall, this was another great book in this post-apoc urban fantasy series that continued to up the ante, and I’m really enjoying getting to see more and more of Vince’s kick-butt fae side!
Fans of Books 1-3 in Clara Coulson's The Frost Arcana series. Anyone who likes urban fantasy, post-apoc settings, and fae.