Up to this point we've followed Jack as he's defeated monsters, trained at the academy, and now begin his quest for the Jerusalem stones... So what better way that to start the book with a prologue showing his father hoping his son fails! The tone is set, a new threat offered and conflicting emotions developed. What secrets does Jacks father know?
Starting from where the third book lets off, we are immediately entrenched in our first fight and the first instance of tension between Jack and freshly turned vampire, Eva... Left with no other option but to seek help, the group seeks out their monster hunter academy leader in hope of advice... What they get is so much more.
Following a system of riddles, the team finds themselves at the oracle of Delphi. What does this historical and mythological place have in store for them? Exactly what you expect - mystery, action, and intrigue all surrounding a young girl... And the oracle. The suspense only builds from there. The next adventure, to find the Lord of the Werewolves requires the skill and determination of the truest monster hunters.
This book continues the streak of flawless books in the series. There's action, there's plot, there's clever twists, but at the base if it... there's a remarkable team of characters. What really stood out for me in this book were the heartbreaking scenes with Eva. My heart broke in every scene. Seeing the transformation of this strong protagonist into a haunted person killed me. I felt her rage, insecurities and fear.
Bottom line - this author knows how to weave an action pact story with flawlessly created characters. Usually by this point in a series I begin to lose interest, but not here. I can't wait to see what happens next. 5 Stars!