Gin's battle with Mab, simmering for so long, finally comes to a head, and the fight is just as explosive and difficult as one would expect. On top of that, with Owen and Bria in her life, Gin's emotional scar tissue is stretching. At a time with the Spider has the ultimate danger of a fight with her nemesis, for the first time in a long time, she also has a lot to lose.
Strangers to the Elemental Assassin
series could actually jump in with this book and come up to speed very quickly. Gin, once again, starts the book with lots of exposition about what being the Spider means. While I appreciated the action sequences that start straight out of the gate, all of that extra background information had me flipping pages and looking for the new content. A few chapters in, I found it, though that new content was still pretty grim. Gin faces long odds and hard decisions, and her "lone wolf" approach to killing is no longer enoug to guarantee success or the safety of her loved ones.
I feel like a hypocrite now, after so many reviews claiming that I wouldn't be satisfied with an Elemental Assassin
book until Mab and Gin confront each other, as I once again find myself focusing beyond this book towards the future. Gin deals with difficult issues and grows so much in this book, but it's still hard going reading along with her struggle. This was a hard book to read, and while Gin's life isn't any less physically dangerous, I am very excited by her progress emotionally. SPIDER'S REVENGE
was a long time coming, and a satisfying moment for Gin, but I'm already looking past it to see what comes next for the Spider.
Full review at All Things Urban Fantasy
: Kissing, references to sex, an explicit sex scene.