If Lily and Rule thought things were intense during their last adventure, the old enemies step up the game and push them to desperation when Rule’s son and other Lupi children are taken. Attacks on multiple fronts and a complex plan still in the works has everyone scrambling to meet the new threat.
The World of the Lupi series is thirteen books strong and still leaving me groaning with frustration (in a good way) for the release of the next book. Again, I’ve said it in previous reviews, but this series must be read in order.
In the midst of learning from Sam the black dragon about a dark secret of dragon lore- the existence of dragon spawn- and Rule getting challenged to the death for his place as Rho for his pack, Rule, Lily, Cullen and Cyenna are dealt a hard blow. Not only is dragon spawn Tom Weng alive, but he has taken their Toby and little Ryder. A team comes together for the rescue. Lily swore she’d never go back to Dis (a hell realm), but now they must. In the meantime, their enemies are forming alliances under the guidance of their most powerful enemy who is determined to wreck havoc on earth.
Lily and Rule are still learning to work as a team and both discover that the more deep their love and commitment, the deeper their fear of losing each other, too. They must trust in each other’s skills and strengths if they are to succeed.
This one was so intense and exciting that I nearly devoured it in one sitting. There were a few surprises and this one ended on a bit of a cliffie with things still very much in the air. I will restrict my observations so I don’t spoiler for anyone though fans of the series are seriously in for an exciting time of it.
As usual, there is a mission and in this case it’s personal, but there is also some inner conflicts. I mentioned Lily and Rule’s new level of vulnerability toward each other, but there is also their first moment of figuring out how Lily’s step-mom status to Toby is regarded by both since Lupi don’t have a designation for what she is (as Lupi don’t marry) and Lily herself never thought much about it. I found it an interesting dynamic.
So, definitely this was a fantastic installment of the series and I can’t push this series enough toward Urban Fantasy fans.
My thanks to Penguin Group for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.