As much as she dreams of a simpler existence, blood and violence are Mira’s way of life. Former gladiator turned freedom fighter; she’s carved a trail from New Haven to Caldera Grove and back, freeing her people, the vampires, from enslavement by the humans.
But with victory almost within reach, a new and powerful enemy emerges. One who’ll be satisfied with nothing less than complete subjugation—or destruction—of all supernatural beings.
With a secret army of his own, he’s more than prepared for any resistance Mira and her patchy rebel forces can offer, and demands their immediate surrender.
Never one to back away from a fight, Mira believes she’s ready for anything. But with the battle lines drawn she will be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Kill or be killed.
I really am reluctant to say too much here. Did I like this instalment? Well no, but it's not exactly all hearts and flowers. What we get instead is an insight into how those around Mira function, feel, and survive another day. I don't agree with the choices made and yet strangely understand why. The atrocities carried out in this world are truly sickening but if survival is the end result, well Mira and her supporters clearly are on the right track. Peace is the ultimate goal but sometimes you really must fight for it.
Please read these stories in order and get swept away, you won't regret it.
This voluntary opinion is of an advance reader copy.