by Jaye Wells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
by Jaye Wells
Now that the threat of war has passed, Sabina Kane is ready to focus on the future. Her relationship with Adam Lazarus is getting stronger and she's helping her sister, Maisie, overcome the trauma of her captivity in New Orleans. Even Giguhl is managing to stay out of trouble thanks to the arrival of Pussy Willow and his new roller derby team. But as much as Sabina wants to feel hopeful about the future, part of her doesn't trust that peace is possible. Her suspicions are confirmed when a string of sadistic murders threaten to stall treaty negotiations between the mages and the vampires. Sabina pitches in to find the killer, but her investigation soon leads her down dark paths that have her questioning everyone she thought she could trust. And the closer she gets to the killer, the more Sabina begins to suspect this is one foe she may not be able to kill.
I think Sabina misses her life as a vampire (assassin) now that she is back from New Orleans in New York living at Prytania Place surrounded by the ones who care for her. Maybe because killing was her job and she is out of work. She acts like vampire politics isn't any of her business but when two murders threaten to put a stop to the peace treaty, she wants to make sure that doesn't happen. So Orpheus and Tanith order Sabina and Adam to find the perpetrator along with Tanith's bodyguard Alexis who is also introduced to help in their investigations. She's a badass vampire herself also known as the Iron Maiden. Sabina to Alexis: "You want a challenge, tough chick? Go read a book." - page 304
I think this story was amazing. I liked everything about it; the humour, the drama, the suspense, the crime, the horror, the rock and roll, the sex romance and love parts too AND there was enough heartbreak between Sabina and Adam, Mac and Georgia, Pussy Willow and Giguhl, to last an eternity. I was happy to hear the band Necrospank 5000 were back playing their last gig in Club Vein, because the lead singer Erron Zorn , the Recreant plays an important role in both Green Eyed Demon and Silver Tongued Devil and I know we'll be seeing more of him in Blue Blooded Vamp when Sabina, Adam and Giguhl go to Rome.
Boy o boy what more can I say. This series has turned out to be one of my favorites and Silver Tongued Devil is the best book of the series so far what with only one more left to go I'm sure it will be just as amazing. There is so much to learn about Lilith and Cain that I'd never known about before AND the staff of Asclepius! the symbol of a snake wrapped around a staff known in modern medicine not to mention I'd never heard about Mages in any other books I've read.