“A riot among the humans. A siege at the port. A kingdom on the brink of civil war while still facing the threat of an attack from outside forces at any moment.”
Since the implosion at The Oasis and Derek’s stay at Hawk Headquarters, The Shade has fallen into a state of utter chaos. To make matters worse, the citizens of Derek’s kingdom have become suspicious of his loyalties and accuse him of siding with the enemy… At a time when Derek desperately needs full cooperation from his subjects, they wish to put their own King on trial.
Meanwhile, Sofia is being held hostage by the hunters. They are determined to rid her of her infatuation with the vampire. She submits to the strict routine and training they impose on her, but the only fuel that keeps her going is the thought of reuniting with Derek – something Reuben is fighting with every fiber of his being to ensure will never happen.
…Until one day, out of the blue, Reuben appears to have a change of heart and comes to Sofia with a proposal; a solution that she never dreamed possible. A solution that would fulfill her heart’s deepest desires and secure her and Derek’s future together, forever.
But can she really trust this man who is so renowned for his hatred of vampires? Does she even have a choice?
Again picking up from the third book really well, this instalment of the A Shade of Vampire series does not disappoint. Sofia, Derek, Claudia and Ingrid are at hunter headquarters, and Sofia is now reunited with her father. Sofia begins to trust Rueben more as she believes they both believe in a cure for vampirism, a decision she may live to regret. In this book we get to see the back-story of Claudia and Yuri, which I really liked.
We also get more of an insight into the mind of evil Ingrid, a great villain. From this book we also understand the importance of Sofia to the Shade, and that Derek and Sofia are indeed stronger together than apart. The introduction of a new female character at the end of the book with a past with Derek threatens to ruin the dream of Sofia becoming Queen of the Shade.
Another fantastic outings for Forrest, this book definitely leaves you wanting more. Addictive.
My Star Rating: 4.5/5