I have two choices. Carve Brude’s name into Hell’s bile-encrusted gates. Or lose my soul.
After an assassination attempt on Vayl, I find myself pulled into a tangled web that takes the gang to Romania. So how will I save a ghost, rescue a demon, and cheat the Great Taker out of a soul he’s slavering for while defeating my nastiest foe yet so that Vayl can, at last, cherish a few precious years with his sons? With careful planning, major violence, and one (hopefully) final trip to Hell.
“This is totally a Norman Bates hotel. I’ll bet the owner has a furnace in the basement just like Sweeney Todd”
“You can’t just mix movie slashers with musical villains. It’s just wrong.”
Ah, The Deadliest Bite. This is the end of the lovely Jaz Parks series. It is really too bad, because I really loved this series. And the end is so good, too. It wrapped everything up well. It felt a bit smooshed together, but I can’t really think of any way else to do it than to drag the series on longer than it needed to be. This may have been able to have been solved by accomplishing more in the previous book, but oh well.
It is really too bad that I will never get another book from Jennifer Rardin. Throughout the course of the series, Rardin proved that she thought in unique ways and could add a lot to the both the subgenre of urban fantasy and to the world of books as a whole. Unfortunately for the genre and the world, Jennifer Rardin passed away shortly before the release of this book. We’ll never get another adventure, and that is just sad.
I love Vayl and Jaz when they’re together so, so much. They’re so happy together. I’m happy when they’re happy. It is an amazing loop of happy that goes on. Even when they’re fighting against the entire world, they’re perfect together. And they’re especially happy when they’re surrounded by their friends and loved ones, like they are in The Deadliest Bite. Everyone is happy because they’ve figured out their shit. Now they just have to save Jaz.
Well, almost everyone is happy. Cole had the world dropped on top of his head in Bite Marks. He isn’t adjusting well to his changes. This story makes me so, so sad. He is one of the best people. He has always made everyone happy because he is always happy. When everyone thinks about their best memory of Cole, they all started laughing. Unfortunately, he isn’t happy right now. He isn’t coping well. It makes me sad.
In The Deadliest Bite, we’re going to hell one last time, and this time we’re going to save Jaz. We’ve run out of time. The entire hell sequence is super badass and fun. Before now, we only kind of peeked in to see the landscape of hell. This time, we actually fight there, and it is so cool. And creepy. And terrifying. It is just so much fun.
I just really like this series, okay?
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