Aug 26, 12
Read from August 21 to 24, 2012 — I own a copy
In this installment Ward and gang face off against a new foe from a foreign land and the pieces are set in place for the final battle. Many loose ends are left.
Although I like this series, I was a little disappointed to wait all this time and be handed a story centered around vampires and Romanian witches. I feel there are many untapped regional myths and legends that must lurk in the County. It's the 10th book; going for trendy is not necessary to get readers.
In the beginning, we learn more of Ward's mother's history and are given the instructions for what will be needed in the final battle. Alice and Grimaulkin play a major role in this story. The surprise player in this installment is another former apprentice of Gregory.
It's still a well told story and a must read for fans of the series, I just wish it had the originality I felt in the previous books.