This volume is the best so far in the series. Looks like Holly accepted the constructive criticism of the viewpoint transitions in volume three. In Into Darkness the transitions are smooth and wholly appropriate to character development and in moving the plot forward. This book of the story might well be one of the best multiple-viewpoint treatments I’ve ever read.
The growing collection of players in the quest and their travels toward home through Hell is engrossing, especially as concerns Emma and Calan’s attempts to do the “right” things while their plans go off somewhere into the distance. And the ways in which Calan manages to protect Emma are necessary, even though she doesn’t pay a lot of attention to her various situations.
I’m sure I won’t be the only reader anxiously awaiting Book 5.
I received an advance review copy of this e-book and am voluntarily leaving this honest review.