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Devouring Darkness by Chloe Neill
Series: Heirs of Chicagoland #4
Published by Berkley on September 20, 2022
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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As the only vampire ever born, and the daughter of two very powerful Chicago vampires, Elisa Sullivan knew her life was going to be...unusual. But she wanted to make her own way in the world, preferably away from her famous family. Then supernatural politics--and perhaps a bit of destiny--intervened, and Elisa had to steady her nerves and sharpen her steel to fight for the city of Chicago. Luckily, Connor Keene, son of the North American Central Pack's Apex wolf, is right by her side.
When Elisa and her Ombudsman colleagues agree to escort a troubled sorcereress to Chicago, they inadvertently set in motion a scheme of long-awaited magical vengeance. The city may pay an arcane price it can't afford unless Elisa and her allies rise to the challenge.
The Heirs of Chicagoland series continues with the next generation in Chicago. I am enjoying learning about them as individuals. They have various strengths and issues. The characters are developed a bit more in each book. We see Elisa having more political skills to work with other species. I’ve been enjoying the stories and it seems clear there will be more. I would read the series in order, like most urban fantasy.
Devouring Darkness has a new threat to Chicago. The main villain is not clear until problems happen. The Ombuds search in a variety of ways to get information which will help them. It seems kind of disorganized. While destruction is happening, they don’t seem to have a way to contain the perpetrator even if found.
Things only get worse. There are rabblerousers trying to fight Connor as the heir to the Pack. They disparage Elisa and vampires, blaming them for current problems. The situation is chaos until they uncover a bit of information.
Connor and Elisa, along with their friends work to solve the current issues. Lulu is more help than expected. Elisa understands more about herself. Unfortunately, the ending points out that someone is going to try again…..
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