The fifth and final book in this dark urban paranormal series is almost perfect. Dante (Danny) Valentine; powerful Necromance and the beloved Hedaira of one of Hell's most feared demons has just survived 6 months in Hell as Lucifer's personal torture toy. She may be left vulnerable and fragile but again Danny is consumed by vengeance, and this time her target is none other than her greatest enemy; the Prince of Hell.
Initially it appears Danny has little chance against Lucifer even with the help she has from a motley crew of demons, Psions and others she can't quite label. Japhrimel will do anything to keep her alive; even betraying those she has sworn to protect, whilst the search is on for a blade able to kill any demon no matter how powerful it may be. Danny is prepared to wield this dagger, and if the infamous Dagger of Sorrow can kill any demon, then it can kill Lucifer.
Expect all the action, drama, treachery and trickery found in the previous 4 books. Danny unfortunately (as always) ends up out the loop as Japhrimel fails to disclose vital information and yet again she is left doubting the demon who loves her. There are the standard battle scenes and gory injuries sustained and plenty of twists and turns in the plot, leaving Danny uncertain as to who she should trust. There is a conclusive end to this series; however I was left feeling a little cheated as LS never really delves into the history of the Hedaira when it's such a vital (and interesting) part of the story line. The final few chapters are gripping, and although as previously stated there is closure to the adventures of Dante and Japhrimel, it is done in such a way that the series could be continued.