Irina isn’t happy about her father’s legacy. Vlad is not someone you want to cross. Their families believe in having things arranged to be advantageous. You cannot deny the connection that develops but it’s not a simple one. This is where you learn why this is would be considered a dark tale.
Vika is a woman who reminds me of the Tasmanian Devil (yes, the cartoon version). She’s looking to chew you up and spit you out once she’s done. Ven has a thorn in his side but what would happen if he took it out. He’s also given a task to perform. Diana is having to pay for the sins that you will learn about in the first book. She will give you a light bulb moment to something that also develops in Vlad’s story.
The Epilogue that comes at the true end is just a set up for what has yet to happen. If you’ve enjoyed both Vlad and Ven then you will want to keep your eye out for Vas. After all, you’ve come this far so how could you not. But then you realize your adventure isn’t over yet, so make sure to keep going because you will soon see that Vas indeed comes next.
Vas is a man who is so sick of things. Vika continues her ways. I'd say she was like a running gag but there's nothing funny about her. The authors surprised me with Darya. She's also appeared before and I thought she would be a secondary character - surprise. She also seems the most vulnerable besides when we first meet Irina. But the ending this time left me up in the air and wondering if it is actually another story's beginning.