"Fantastic conclusion to the Vampire Babylon series!"
Now in possession of one of the Masters of the London
Underground, Dawn and team are licking their wounds. It
ended up being a much more terrible battle than what they
had anticipated, but at least they captured one of the
MastersóClaudius, who has been posing as Claudia for Mihas,
the other Master of the London Underground. The thing Dawnó
and the rest of her group of huntersówants to know is if
the London Underground is sheltering the Dragon.
Unfortunately, even Costin hasn't been able to find that
out, even with using the bond all Masters share. So even
though Costin has forbidden the team from going in the lab
where Claudius/Claudia is being held, Dawn decides to
question him. In the middle of it, Costin walks in and
manages to get something from the captive Master. After
getting some of Dawn's blood to fortify himself,
Costin/Jonah tells Dawn he is leaving to take out the
Underground and the team is not to follow him before
sunset, nor is she to tell them he has left.
While Jonah/Costin and some of the Friends are gone, Dawn
the rest of the team are visited by the schoolgirls they
battled before. Once again, it's a terrible battle and Dawn
the team end up retreating to their secondary headquarters.
What happened to Costin? Was he captured? Is he alive? Will
he have the chance to kill the Dragon and earn his eternal
rest? Will Dawn be able to let him go? And how is
Dawn "key" to killing the Dragon?
DEEP IN THE WOODS is the best of the VAMPIRE BABYLON
series. Chris Marie Green has really outdone herself with
this one. The amount of emotion packed into this final
story in the series is amazing. Dawn is going through more
in this book than any other. She is forced to look at her
relationship with Costin and the amount of guilt she's
feeling since he's been stuck in Jonah's vampire body.
She's also forced to deal with Jonah. All the feelings of
abandonment with her mother and father. Of course, Dawn has
a lot of anger inside her and that's the one thing she's
forced to deal with the most. Can she control it, or does
it control her? The ending is just perfect. Have to admit,
I love this series and I wish it wouldn't end. I cannot
recommend it highly enough.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted July 9, 2011