In the belly of the beast, strategy is useless.
Genevieve Drake is on a dangerous mission to find the soul collector, Lethe, and enter the deepest, darkest level of the underworld. No one has ever returned alive from the belly of a soul collector, but she will let nothing stop her from going after the precious treasure Lethe stole from her.
As she is tested against demon spawn and foul creatures of the underworld, each triumph strengthens her Vessel power—and drags her closer to a breaking point that could forever doom her to the abyss.
Meanwhile, with the full prophecy hurtling toward completion, the Dominus Daemonum strategize for the day Gen will battle Prince Bamal’s Vessel to the death, when the Great War between heaven and hell will begin.
But Bamal has a secret weapon. When he reveals it—and Thomas reveals his own hidden agenda—Gen may not have the strength to resist the temptation to fall into darkness, forsaking the fate of the world for her broken heart.
Bound in Black is the third book in The Vessel Trilogy. Since I have not read the first two books I found the beginning a little confusing. But, it was easy to fall into the flow and the pieces fell together, easily. Gen is a Vessel and is coming into her powers. Her husband, Jude, has been taken by a demon and she aligns herself with another demon to visit hell to get him back. She is so devotedly in love with Jude and everything she does is for him. We also learn that she is carrying her and Jude’s baby which causes her to be even more determined to find him and bring him back home. Meanwhile, the demons and the Light are prepping for an epic battle and Gen is the star of it all.
I found the writing style and work building to be fantastic!! I absolutely love Gen’s kick butt attitude and sass. She loves deeply – so much so that she sometimes leads with her heart instead of her head. But, she doesn’t put up with much and is strong and determined. I don’t feel like the love story was wrapped up enough for Gen, but I could not put this book down. I plan on picking up the other two books in the series to read and learn more about these incredible characters.