Now the law has finally caught up with Rose—for a crime she didn’t even commit. She’s in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She’ll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir.
But the clock on Rose’s life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back… and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your life is about saving others, who will save you?
The romance side of the story was nicely done, with a realistic thawing in the relationships that had been strained. I wasn’t sure how Rose, Dimitri and Adrian were going to end up, which was at least one thing to keep reading for. However, Adrian seemed to have a complete personality change in this book from the last one where I loved him so much, so I was glad after his last petulant speech that things turned out the way they did. I can’t say I exactly swooned over Dimitri, but I was glad he came so far back on the road to recovery.