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The recent attack on St. Vladimir's Academy devastated the entire Moroi world. Many are dead. And, for the few victims carried off by Strigoi, their fates are even worse. A rare tattoo now adorns Rose's neck; a mark that says she's killed far too many Strigoi to count.
But only one victim matters . . . Dimitri Belikov. Rose must now choose one of two very different paths: honoring her life's vow to protect Lissa—her best friend and the last surviving Dragomir princess—or dropping out of the Academy to strike out on her own and hunt down the man she loves. She'll have to go to the ends of the earth to find Dimitri and keep the promise he begged her to make. But the question is, when the time comes, will he want to be saved?
After the attack on St.Vladmirs, Rose sets out to find Dimitri and to kill him. She goes to Russia and meets his family and tells them what has happened to him, they also find out about Rose and Dimitri's relationship and believe that it's not an issue.
Meanwhile Lissa is still at St.Vladmirs without Rose and a new student, Avery Lazar, is causing trouble. Avery is a party girl and is using compulsion on Lissa and making her drink and cause trouble, ruining Lissa's reputation.
Back in Russia, Rose meets a couple who are bonded just like Lissa and Rose. Soon after meeting Mark and Oksana, Rose decides it's time to find Dimitri and leaves with a group of Dhampirs who are going hunting. After many nights fighting off Strigoi, Rose finally comes face to face with Dimitri but can't fight him and he overpowers her. When Rose wakes up Dimitri has taken her to a house but she has no idea where. She looks around the room but she's by herself and doesn't know what to do, then Dimitri comes in and gives her a choice, she either lets him turn her Strigoi or he will turn her against her will.
Back at St.Vladmirs things are getting worse with Lissa when Avery takes her away for a weekend at court and she runs into her ex-boyfriend Aaron, and kisses him when she nearly falls of a table because she's drunk. When they head back to school Christian finds out about Aaron and Lissa and him have a big fight and break-up. Lissa is heart broken and decides that Avery will now how to fix it but all she ends up doing is getting drunk even more than usual and wishes that Rose was back.
In Russia, Rose escapes the room that she has been trapped in, only to find that she is in the middle of no-where and Dimitri is quickly catching with her. As Dimitri gets closer she hides from him and attacks him when he doesn't expect it but his senses are to good and he realises that Rose is attacking. They fight but they soon reach a bridge and Rose has nearly lost the fight when Dimitri slipped and Rose staked him. She had finally killed him and now she could go back to Lissa and fix her life. Now Rose caught a lift back to Mark and Oksana's and Oksana healed her so that she would be stable enough to fight of the effects of spirit. Rose went back to school and was allowed to re-enroll but went to see Lissa first.
Elise P, 7C
Rose Hathaway's adventures continue in Richelle mead's fourth novel in the series. Dimitri has been changed into a strigoi and Rose determines to track him down and execute him as they had previously agreed should the unthinkable ever happen. She travels to Russia where her aggressive searching attracts the attention of the alchemists. It is here that Rose meets Sydney, an alchemist whose task it is to remove all evidence of Moroi kills thereby keeping the human population in innocence. Sydney and Rose team up and travel to Omsk where Dimitri's family live. Rose continues to uncover many interesting details concerning the treatment of her kind by predatory Moroi aswell as her relationship with Lissa. When she is taken prisoner by the Strigoi and held captive by Dimitri, Rose is tempted to turn Strigoi. These chapters can be a little confronting as Rose's submission to Dimitri's treatment of her might seem too appealing as readers gloss over the implications. Still, the book is well worth reading, full of action, passion and interesting characters.