Vlad’s running out of time. The Elysian Council has given him only weeks to live, and that’s if the Slayer Society doesn’t kill him — along with all the citizens of Bathory — first. Then there’s the issue of Vlad’s father, who may or may not still be alive after all these years. Oh yeah, and that tiny little detail in the Pravus prophecy about Vlad enslaving Vampirekind and the human race. So much for college applications. In this epic finale to Heather Brewer’s heart-stopping Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, dark secrets will be revealed, old friends will become enemies, and warm blood will run cold. Just be careful it isn’t yours.
"Joss had staked Dorian and Vlad is only but terrified by what he sees... Dorian is dead in his hands.Dorian was a physco when it came to Vlad's blood and he never got what he desired. Vlad had no choice but to drink HIS blood. Vlad was so furious he wanted to literally kill Joss. Vlad was about to break Joss's bones until he sees someone he hasn't seen since day of his mother's and father's death... his dad!?! Vlad thought it must've been a side affect from Dorian's blood because Dorian had visions too. His dad said things to Vlad that Vlad never would've believed if they weren't actually leaving his lips. Vlad kept seeing his dad and was proven he was alive when Otis saw him. While everyone is disappointed in Thomas, Vlad's dad, Vlad is only thinking of the visions he had. One of them of him over powering human kind. He is also making a decision whether or not he will turn Eddie into a vampire which also piles on more stress but Vlad is finally putting the pieces together and making the decision of turning Eddie and there's a twist... Thomas is a "bad-guy" and wants Vlad's powers. Thomas decides to team up with Vikas, who has been his Companion ever since his own turn, and take the powers from his son. While that happens the Slayer Society is going to wipe out Bathory completely. Vlad teams up with Joss, who is now his friend, Henry, and Otis. The only choice Vlad has is to kill his dad for crimes he was deeply needing to be punished for, and his so called companion was his death buddy too. Vlad has found his answers and made true decisions after he saved Bathory but still is recovering from the death of Nelly, who his dad was responsible for killing her. Will it be a happy ending or a bad ending for Vlad? That's for you to answer.
I recommend this to Twilight lovers, people who love drama, action, descriptive books, and bloodsuckers. Anyone who loves vampires, slayers, and "super" powers will love the action that is taking place in this book. Not only does this book has "super" powers but it has original vampire myths too such as burning in the sun, illness of garlic, and stakes in the pumping heart.
I learned that finding out your dad has been alive for all the years you most needed him would be life changing. Then, finding out he made the worst choices before, then, and after he left could change his reputation and the way he deserves to be punished, if he's a vampire. So seeing your dad after a long time could change lives, and to find out about his past could make his punishments get worse...vampire wise. The choices he made in the past would want to make you do the punishing yourself, and that's exactly what Vlad did. This also teaches me from Vlad's experience, I shouldn't do something I might feel guilty for. So if you read this book what are the lessons you learned? If they are going to be useful in reality How would you reflect from the lessons you learned to reality?"
Ciana (4 out of 5 stars)