After the horrible incidents of Lord of Misrule, Claire is the new evil minion of bishop. Though she hates her life, she really can't do anything since bishop has bonded her to him through strong( though she doesn't like to accept it) magic.
Claire has turned 17 yet, life only seems to go from bad to worse for her. She has to do all the dirty work of Bishop, her parents health is a big concern for her, her boyfriend Shayne is locked away in one of bishop's cellar, Amelia is no where to be found and all the vampires including Michael are now bishop's since he is in charge and of course, Eve hates Claire because of her 'evilness'.
Sometimes being 17 and the strongest vampires minion is just so wonderful, isn't it?
However, Claire soon starts to know that there is a big plan on work here and Myrnin isn't so bad after all...
After some shocking and terrible events Amelia comes, Shayne is freed from behind the bars yet, things are far from good.
Everything is changing and there's a war going on, for humans and vampires alike. Everyone Claire loves is in danger. How can she help Amelia when her family is threatened yet, if she doesn't risk it all then everyone may as well be dead.
Bishop is very cunning and someone they know is betraying them. The only question is will they know who it is before everything ends or is it Claire herself? Someone will die, but will it be someone she loves or someone she hates...
Carpe Corpus was one the best books in this series, Rachel Caine builds the tension throughout the book and when at last it is released there are consequences then as well! New characters are introduced and there are new fears in the town. Even though at times it may seem a little bit dragging, Carpe Corpus is totally engrossing. I look forward to reading Fade out and it will be interesting to know what other surprises this series hides!