So much comes to fruition in this book. Jessica is much feared as a long foretold prophecy mentions her causing widespread chaos and change in Hell, so naturally as far as the Prince of Hell is concerned taking her out is a priority but nothing is ever straight forward. Somehow Jessica has to find a way to get in, get Tyler and then somehow get them both out again but even with the witches on her side things have a way of going wrong. Jessica may have a powerful Lycan form but it's the magical properties in her blood that create all kinds of trouble and speaking of trouble, in the Underworld there's only so much a girl can hide from. Jessica needs to keep all her wits about her and trust her inner wolf as she takes a journey that will truly test her mettle.
I loved this book! Yes, I have always liked this series but the nonstop roller coaster ride Ms Carlson gives us here was simply adrenaline filled! There's so much humour written into it as well, from clumsy antics to demon piglets! The author has written in such a way that I had pictures in my mind of a truly unusual version of Hell that felt both awe inspiring and yet, at the same time as creepy as well, Hell!
Jessica has come into her own and fully embraced all that she can be. For most of this book she has none of her usual allies with her but fans of Roarke need not fear he is still a very real presence in her life and as this is urban fantasy the sex takes a back seat but that does not mean it lacks romance. For me personally, it's the little things like the grumpy Ray manning up and accepting the changes life is throwing about that makes this action packed story so very good. Nothing is going to be easy though, and both old and new enemies will make strange bedfellows as our heroine journeys through the Underworld. Jessica is truly a heroine to get behind and finally (thankfully) it seems as if both this reader and the characters realise that.
Does she rescue her brother? Well as this is Jessica, you can be assured of one thing and that's the fact she will keep going no matter what. There was very little pack involvement in this story which might disappoint some readers but the ending opens up a whole new can of worms. if the next installment is as fast paced and exciting as this one, then I for one will be panting to get my hands on it. I have always liked these stories but this book, I loved. This series is a delight to read and I heartily recommend it.