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With their house in peril, Merit and her Master, the centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, must race to stop the disappearances. But as they untangle a web of secret alliances and ancient evils, they realize their foe is more familiar, and more powerful, than they could have ever imagined. She and her Master, centuries-old Ethan Sullivan, have risked their lives time and again to save the city they love.
But not all of Chicago is loving them back. Anti-vampire riots are erupting all over town, striking vampires where it hurts the most. A splinter group armed with Molotov cocktails and deep-seated hate is intent on clearing the fanged from the Windy City come hell or high water.
Merit and her allies rush to figure out who's behind the attacks, who will be targeted next, and whether there's any way to stop the wanton destruction. The battle for Chicago is just beginning, and Merit is running out of time. But now those alliances are about to be tested.
But who—or what—could possibly be powerful enough to out-magic a shifter?
Merit is about to go toe to toe, and cold steel to cold heart, to find out. But even though Merit has had wild adventures, this may be her deadliest yet A killer is stalking Chicago, preying on humans and leaving his victims with magical souvenirs. Can Merit find the killer before she becomes a target?
A sub-plot focuses on Mallory, who discovers that she is a witch.
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The villainess in this book is a high-ranking member of the GP who for unknown reasons hates Merit with a passion. Click HERE to read the first chapter. The House vampires are confronted with a major problem in this book: raves, in which vamps mostly rogues meet in groups and feast on supposedly willing humans.
Ethan and Merit must go undercover to try to solve the problem, and that brings Merit back in contact with her estranged family. In this adventure, Merit is assigned to guard the leader of North America's shape-shifters as the packs gather in Chicago to discuss the future of their often-touchy relationship with vampires. What could go wrong? As a result of that catastrophe, the werewolves were outed to the human world, and now the humans are scared to death of all supernaturals.
The vampire Houses are being picketed, and the mayor wants to put Ethan in jail because he has an eyewitness who claims that angry vampires have killed three humans. As Merit investigates the situation, she becomes certain that her old enemy, Celina Desaulniers the villainess from book 1 , is somehow involved. The plot is tight and action filled, and the ending is a shocker.
First, the river and the lake turn black and become still. Then, the sky turns bright red and flashes with lethal lightning. The new mayor, of course, blames the vampires for causing these apocalyptic events. In the meantime, Cadogan House is still in receivership, and the GP has put Franklin Cabot, a power-hungry sycophant, in charge. Cabot intends to ruin the House and then blame it on the resident vampires.
Malik is now the House Master, with Luc as second-in-command. The plot follows Merit and her new partner, Jonah, as they attempt to track down the perpetrator of the elemental attacks. Jonah heads up the guards at Grey House, and he'd like to replace Ethan in Merit's romantic life.
Another plot thread follows the problems between Mallory and Catcher as Mallory gets so involved in her final sorcery exams that she appears to be going through some kind of personality change—and not a good one.
Merit, Jonah, and Catcher run down a list of suspects, from river nymphs to lake siren to fairies—and even Tate, the imprisoned, magical former mayor.
But when they come up short, they must face the fact that the villain may be someone within their inner circle. The book ends with a huge and unlikely twist, about which I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, that twist is welcome because of the positive effect it has on the characters, especially Merit, but on the other hand, it feels as if the author took a bold step in the series plot arc and then stepped back and reneged.
Otherwise, this is another terrific chapter in a strong series. Merit is a great UF heroine, constantly getting picked on but always rising back up to win the day. Merit and Ethan are also on their way to Nebraska, but so is Seth Tate, the monstrous magical ex-mayor who has been released from prison.
Will Mallory or Tate get their hands on it? Will Merit and Ethan survive a showdown with both Mallory and Tate? Unfortunately, Ethan is suffering some damaging residual effects of Mallory's witchcraft. He can feel her in his mind and reacts to her every emotion, sometimes in a violent manner. This affects both his position with Cadogan House and his relationship with Merit. Once again, the couple is on the outs during much of this book. The plot twists and turns its way through a multitude of adventures, from fiery magic in Nebraska to kidnapping and sword fights in Chicago.
The plot resolves Tate's story, but leaves the GP story thread to be dealt with in future books. Ethan Sullivan and I were in a relationship. In the meantime, Merit is dealing with a series of seemingly random murders of Chicago vampires—both rogues and House vamps.
As you can well imagine, Lacey's presence causes plenty of tension in Merit's romantic relationship with Ethan, mostly because Lacey is determined have Ethan for herself and to get rid of Merit once and for all. Merit has just moved in with Ethan, and their always-fragile romance has weathered a number of obstacles in previous books.
Merit has one more problem—one that becomes worse because of Lacey: her membership in the Red Guard RP. Merit joined the RP when Ethan was gone—when she thought that he was permanently dead. Among the vampire masters, the RP is viewed as a spy organization that is up to no good. Therefore, when Ethan learns of Merit's RP secret involvement—and particularly when he learns that Jonah is her partner—his temper flares and their relationship hits the rocks big time.
The two story lines the GP visit and the murder investigation move along at a fast pace, with the Cadogan vamps working hard to solve the murders while trying to deal with the unreasonable and outrageous demands of the GP. This story fits neatly into the series story arc that deals with the struggle between the American vampires and their European oppressors.
Most of the action is cerebral rather than physical, but there are a few scenes of action—particularly the one in which Merit, Ethan, and Jonah work together under great duress to save some lives. Merit does have one or two TSTL moments—the main one being her solo visit to John McKettrick, a man who has tried to kill her in the past. That meeting doesn't have much of a plot pay-off, so I'm not sure why the author even bothered to include it.
In another implausible scene, Merit handles some scraps of aspen wood with absolutely no discomfort. In other scenes in the series, when a vampire touches aspen wood the only wood that can kill a vamp , he or she always suffers painful effects. Why didn't the wood affect Merit this time? No explanation is provided.
That means that all of the action—the deaths, the resurrections, the betrayals, the break-ups, and all of her other torments—have occurred in less than a year's time. Life is really tough in this alternate version of Chicago.
As the story opens, Merit and Ethan are back together, living happily for a change in Ethan's penthouse at Cadogan House. Fans of the series know, however, that this peaceful existence can't possibly last for very long—and they're right. Seemingly out of nowhere, anti-vampire gangs begin to target vampire-related businesses and buildings. Now the Cadogan vamps must be on high alert because they expect the GP to send assassins to get rid of them all in the Medieval manner that the old-school GP favors.
Although Fallon truly loves Jeff and vice versa , she will have to abdicate her Apex-heir position if she mates with a shifter who isn't a werewolf. As the story begins, Gabriel and the rest of the Pack are preparing for the induction of Connor, Gabriel's young son, into the Pack. As part of that ceremony, Connor will be crowned with the Pack's magical coronet, which has just been delivered from Pack headquarters in Memphis.
The coronet "wasn't just a symbol of the NAC; it was the heart of the Apex's power.
It allowed the Apex to reach the individual members of the Pack and call them together. It was a profound power…and one that had to be judiciously used.
Yes, someone steals the coronet, and it's up to Fallon and Jeff to retrieve it. This is a nice little love story with enough action to carry it along at a fast pace.
It's a shifters-only story—no vampires and no humans—and it doesn't tie into the series story arc.
But if you've been wanting to see more of Jeff—the hunky tech geek of Chicago's supernatural world—you'll probably enjoy this novella. Mayor Kowalcyzk is claiming that Ethan is a terrorist who must be detained at all costs. Their hide-away is on the estate of Papa Breck, head of a powerful werewolf family, and many of the werewolves are not at all happy to have a pair of vampires being sheltered on werewolf land.
Shortly after Ethan and Merit arrive, someone unleashes a magical attack on the werewolves, leaving several dead and one missing. Both the werewolves and the elves still suspect vampire involvement, so they demand that Ethan and his allies solve this mystery by tracking down the perpetrator s and rescuing the two missing women. The suspense builds slowly as Merit begins her investigation, starting from scratch and then uncovering one small clue at a time.
Eventually, those clues lead Merit back to an old frenemy, Seth Tate, the disgraced former mayor of Chicago. Naturally, there is a major showdown at the end, but Neill has written a few surprises into the final scenes.
Even though I thought I knew exactly what was going to happen, my predictions fell short. This plot definitely doesn't have the excitement and fast pace of some of the earlier novels.
And, is it just me, or is Merit losing her fighting skills rather than getting better? Those scenes, along with the all-the-same bedroom scenes, are like too-thick, too-sweet frosting on a slightly stale slice of cake.
This plot line simmers on the back burner while three other story lines heat up the action—two connected to the GP situation and one a local issue: 1. It's great to have Mallory back and at the top of her game.
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Also involved in the investigation are Merit's grandfather and his Ombuddies, Catcher and Jeff. Merit and her team eventually resolve the second and third conflicts, but Ethan stubbornly refuses to discuss the blackmailing female with either Merit or his top lieutenants.
There is also a cliffhanger moment on the final pages that introduces a veiled threat against Ethan by a mystery person who is supposed to be dead. The most entertaining scene comes when Jonah and Merit attend the Chicago SpringCon and Merit realizes that she and Ethan have been turned into Con characters. It's not really Merit. Like this," she said, then put her hands on her hips, canted out one leg, and smiled sensually…. Maybe a little more cleavage, too.
The other villains are just stereotypical bad guys, and one of them we never even meet. The manner in which the vamps choose their new GP leader is reminiscent of the Hunger Games hence the book's title , so get ready for some major action. Be aware, though, that the "games" are compressed into a very short time period, meaning that there's no opportunity to build up much suspense. I would estimate that the main showdown scene takes about a half hour or so, but that brief time is packed with danger as both Merit and Ethan fight for their lives.
That doesn't seem logical to me. She handles the multiple story lines quite well, weaving them together seamlessly all the way through. The ending is unpredictable—I never saw it coming—and it is quite satisfactory in that it ties up the lengthy GP story arc that has occupied the previous novels, and it sends the series off in a new direction.
That's a good thing because the GP story line was getting a bit stale at this point. The plot centers on Merit and Ethan as they take a well-deserved vacation to the Colorado Rockies. All the rules of urban fantasy decree that the hero and heroine of a series can never take a peaceful vacation, and this little trip is no exception.
As soon as you learn that the couple is traveling completely alone no body guards , you know that trouble lies ahead. Making the situation even worse is that the guest cabin in which they are staying is in the middle of an isolated territory that has been the center of a century-long feud between two rogue clans of supernaturals: the Marchand clan of vampires and the McKenzie pack of mountain lion shifters.
Moments after their arrival, their vampire hostess arrives on their doorstep, hysterically announcing that she has just found her shifter husband dead—murdered by a blow to the head. The shifters want to kill her because they are sure that she is the murderer, but Ethan calls in his Chicago shifter allies to try to calm the situation.
After lots of tense action and suspense, the murder is solved and peace reigns in the forested mountains. Just click on the cover art to access the excerpt. Yes, Balthasar—Ethan's presumed-dead Master—is alive and well and in Chicago for a family reunion. What could possibly go wrong? Ethan is still in complete denial that Balthasar could be alive, but just as he is dealing with the reporters at his gate, Balthasar himself hops out of a limousine and immediately glamours the entire crowd.
He is obviously a malevolent monster who has come to Chicago with some evil plans in mind. He lowered his face to my neck, and I struggled beneath him…But…I was trapped…" In a related plot line, Ethan learns that Navarre House is financially entangled with the Circle, a powerful mob that specializes in cyber-crime.
Morgan, Navarre's Master and Merit's one-time boyfriend , has nearly lost control of his novitiates, many of whom are still loyal to their venomous late Master, Celina. As the story plays out, Merit and Ethan spend their time chasing down Balthasar, investigating his whereabouts during the past century, and trying to sort out the Navarre House's financial situation.
In the meantime, they meet a new villain, Adrien Reed, a wealthy and powerful real estate tycoon with ties to Merit's father who plays a key role in this novel. And if that's not enough, Mallory and Catcher add to the mix with some life-changing news of their own. All in all, this is a compelling story with nonstop action, over-the-top drama mostly from Balthasar and the Circle thugs , and a deepening of Ethan and Merit's romantic relationship.
Other scenes lead us through some changes in relationships with Helen beginning to soften her harsh attitude toward Merit, and with a bitter breakdown in Merit and Jonah's partnership.
Just a few quibbles: As usual, Merit has too many immature moments that undermine the strength of her character—mostly food-related nonsense.Lindsey has been in the House for years and is the resident psychic. He'd undoubtedly been found by our hired security, Chicago's mercenary fairies. Perhaps a lot of that had to do with my worry over whether or not Merit and Ethan's relationship woes would wind up in a repetition of history, and also the fact that I missed out on the suspense of the murders, so I think it's more of a personal issue rather than any real fault on the book itself.
Two rogues vanishing without a In a city full of vampires, trouble never sleeps. As well as the relationship woes of Merit and Ethan. Kelley[ edit ] Kelley is a year-old, dark-haired Cadogan Guard known for her mechanical and software genius.
This series shows no signs of slowing down or relying on tired, recycled st With most Book Sevens, I am usually checking release schedules and making all kinds of martyred noises about how series should quit while they're ahead. House Rules is book 7 of a wonderful series that has the perfect blend of action, supernatural and romance and I'm pretty sure you won't be able to put it down once you start! Things get to be a little crazy between Merit and Sullivan. Can Merit find the killer before she becomes a target?