As if that wasn’t enough, a woman from Bones’s past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat’s about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she’s learned as a special agent won’t help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave.
With new enemies comes new allies. Mencheres (Bones's grandsire) enlists the help of Vlad Tepesh. That's right, THE Dracula. But don't let him here you say that or you may have to forfeit your life. Bones and Vlad have a mysterious past that's left them enemies, but with the evil power that's being unleashed, animosities must be pushed aside.
Many terrible things happen in this book and one in particular is completely devastating. I can't tell you how many times I've reread this book and I still choke up every time I read this particular scene.
Cat and Bones continue to be brilliant and we see a lot of secondary characters get more page time. One of the many reason I love this series so much is that the secondary characters are so vital to each story line they don't feel secondary. Each character is crafted so beautifully you can almost believe these are real people.
If you love sexy vampires with accents, a strong female heroine with fire in her veins (and her hair), and a love so powerful it defies all odds, including death; then this is the series for you.