Pia and Dragos are set to divide and conquer; She’s going to visit the Elves and he’s going to oversee the Sentinel Games. Simple. Right? Or perhaps not, not when Pia becomes unreachable and Dragos isn’t allowed to enter the Elven demesnes, then things get downright complicated.
I probably should have read the books in order instead of skipping from book 1 to book 5 in the series, but I was still able to easily follow the narrative without getting lost. Of course doing this does mean you’re opening yourself up to spoilers from the three books you’ve skipped. But oh well… I really wanted to know what happened next for Pia and Dragos. Pia is as adorable as ever. She’s growing into her role and her new band of ‘psychos’ will even help her a little in this respect. Eva is an acquired taste but she and Pia soon find a way to deal with one another. Eva might be snarky but she’s straight-up. She’s a solid leader and has the potential to perhaps become a good friend to Pia. What I liked most about Eva, is that when Dragos enters the scene, Eva still defers to Pia for leadership. I really like the idea of Eva having her own little unit of people that are loyal to her. But back to Pia. Her relationship with her baby is super sweet, it’s just such a shame that Dragos doesn’t seem to understand the connection she shares with her unborn child. I would have thought this would have been a subject they talked about as a couple and was quite surprised to have Dragos almost dismiss the subject as a flight of fantasy on Pia’s part. I can’t be too mad at Dragos for that though, especially if Pia hasn’t explained everything to him. Also, in this book we see more of how their relationship is developing and how they can actually learn from one another. I love being able to watch a relationship I’m invested in develop further; this was, admittedly, the main reason I purchased this novel and skipped the previous three of the series. Pia and Dragos are really learning to work together; she’s definitely the yin to his yang. Now for the down side, I’m not entirely sure why but I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did the first one. It was just missing the wow factor for me. Honestly, I think a small part of that (a very, very small part) might have had to do with the fact that the book wasn’t perfectly edited and still contained a few minor mistakes. When you pay £5 for a book, you really expect it to be perfect. At least I do.
Quote: Dragos to Pia - “It hurts to see things through your eyes sometimes.”
Profanity: Fairly Frequent
Sexual content: Occasional and explicit
Violence: Severe in places
- Mass Market Paperback: 298 pages
- Publisher: Berkley Books (6 November 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425251063
- ISBN-13: 978-0425251065
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.9 x 17.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
- Customer Reviews: 161 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 328,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)