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Since the implosion at The Oasis and Derek's stay at Hawk Headquarters, The Shade has fallen into a state of utter chaos. To make matters worse, the citizens of Derek's kingdom have become suspicious of his loyalties and accuse him of siding with the enemy... At a time when Derek desperately needs full cooperation from his subjects, they wish to put their own King on trial.when I reviewed A Castle of Sand, one of my favorite thing here is that the author knew exactly when to stop the story in one book and when to continue with the next one. All books in this series have some minor (so to say) problems they deal with, while the whole series has bigger issues that are presented in all books.
Meanwhile, Sofia is being held hostage by the hunters. They are determined to rid her of her infatuation with the vampire. She submits to the strict routine and training they impose on her, but the only fuel that keeps her going is the thought of reuniting with Derek - something Reuben is fighting with every fiber of his being to ensure will never happen.
...Until one day, out of the blue, Reuben appears to have a change of heart and comes to Sofia with a proposal; a solution that she never dreamed possible. A solution that would fulfil her heart's deepest desires and secure her and Derek's future together, forever.
But can she really trust this man who is so renowned for his hatred of vampires? Does she even have a choice?
In last book we caught a glimpse of all sides in this complicated world. It's way bigger than only vampires vs people thing. There are big differences between different vampire clans but they all aim for one thing safety and power. The we also have hunters, who try to protect our world from these beasts. War is about to start.
For many here it's hard to recognize good and bad and to decide which side they belong to because things change so often and it's hard to trust anyone. With all that Sofia must struggle and fight hard not to break, which is hard when a person she should trust unconditionally offers her a way out, a solution to all her troubles. Only that means the end of everything Derek fights for.
Luckily it's not Ben I have problems here any longer. While at one hand I do understand Sofia and her determination to find a solution I couldn't but be angry at her when she was so stubborn. I felt sorry for Derek here.
But all in all, I cannot wait to see how things develop in A Blaze of Sun.
Rating: 4 stars.
Until the next time,
****NOTE: A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author, Bella Forrest for review. Thank you.
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