Rose and Lissa have fought off the threat in the first novel, and now are needing to focus on their lives. However, when the Moroi Royalty start being killed by packs of Strogli working in conjunction with humans, the way their society is structure needs to be challenged.
It’s violent and gory, but always appropriate to the world created. I continue to like the characters more and more, and the will-they-won’t-they romance with Dimitri is fascinating. I found some elements a bit repetitive and wanted to get straight to the action, but sometimes you need to get through the boring (but important for character and story development) self-reflection to get to the good and exciting action. Awesome, I’m totally looking forward to reading more.