It’s a desperate time for rookie vampire Alyssa, and her sanity is hanging by a slender thread. Her clan is still reeling from the monumental battle with Aniketos; a battle that claimed the body of Lysander, her sire and lover, and trapped his spirit in a mysterious crystal. A Soulstone.
Unfortunately, no amount of magic has been able to release Lysander’s spirit, and the stone is starting to fade. Weeks of effort have proved futile. Her clan, the Peregrinus, have all but given up hope. Only Alyssa still believes her lover can be released. In despair, Alyssa begs the help of the local witch coven, and unwittingly exposes the supernaturals of Boston to unwanted attention from the Acta Sanctorum.
The Saints converge on the city and begin their cleansing crusade to rid the world of all things “Unnatural.” In the middle of an all-out war, but no closer to a solution to the dying stone, Alyssa is left with an unenviable choice: save her mate, or save her clan.
This was a great continuation of the series! Alyssa is having it rough with her mate still trapped in the crystal. She and her clan have been researching but it seems like she is the only one who still has hope. The magic doesn't work with just one witch but when they go to the coven for help, all heck brakes loose and they are back in the sights of the Acta Sanctorum.
I love that all the characters are back and they don't scatter or really give up. The wolves being a major part of it is wonderful. I liked the whole story line and am glad that it was absolutely set up for another at least one book but hopefully more. The focus is of course to get Lysander out of the crystal but the various blocks to doing that are well thought out and I look forward to the continuation of the series!
I rate this a 4/5 or if you've read the rest f the series, it is a MUST read!