The hunter is now the hunted.
Zoey Daniels is becoming the very thing she once despised. Fae.
After Zoey and Ryker finally found their way to each other they are torn apart by an ex-girlfriend, a stone, and mortality. Ryker’s powers have fully adapted to Zoey, slowly killing him.
Now the mysterious feared demon, Vadik, has discovered their location in Peru and has taken Ryker and sold Zoey back to DMG. The very place which gave her life now might take it away. Or someone she loves… Dr. Rapava is so obsessed with building an army against the fae he will do anything to control Zoey and her new found powers.
Zoey’s has to become an unfeeling brainwashed soldier to survive. But when her survival depends on torturing one to keep another alive, she is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice
So much happens in this one and most of it falls into the land of spoilers so you really, REALLY need to read it to experience it all, but what can be said is that both Zoey and Ryker go through hell in this one, both physically and emotionally but their stubborn natures and the need to see each other, as well as protect those they love, again trumps everything else. Their determination to do whatever it takes to survive has them making tough decisions and relying on people that they don’t necessarily trust but know that they need in order to survive. Through all of this I felt like Zoey finally came into her. She still has her stubborn streak and is a little reckless, but there is now a maturity to her that wasn’t fully there before. She finally sees the big picture and her place in it all. Ryker, is still the stubborn Viking, but even he has moments of enlightenment that have him taking a step back and re-evaluating his views.
Then there are the rest of the crazy cast of characters that inhabit this world. Dr. Rapava is one sick fuck. That is really the only way that I can truly describe him. His kind of crazy is off the charts. Amara still had me wondering just where she stood in the game with Vadik. Being a demon, Vadik has more leeway on the crazy than Rapava, but not by much. Croygen, I diidn’t know what to really think of the pirate before, but now I have to say that I kind of adore him. Then there is Sprig, who I seriously love and adore as he brings his own personal brand of sweet, yet crazy and snarky to the story.
This one was filled to the brim with emotional landmines and WTF moments that kept me turning the page to see what would happen next. And that ending?!? Talk about unexpected, but very well played as we prepare for the final installment of the series.
The Bottom Line: A great addition to the series and I can’t wait to see what Ms. Brown comes up with for the conclusion of the series!
Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world.
She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family's farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.