Book 3 picks up twelve long years after the end of book 2. As the reader, I knew nothing that happened in the last twelve years; but that's okay, Winter didn't know either! We really grow with Winter in this one. We learn as she does, we feel as she feels.
I did spot two, noticeable errors in the work. On page 154 it reads, "He doesn't flinch even flinch", obviously that first flinch shouldn't be there. On page 308, "I licks my licks", obviously the second licks should be lips. I do hope Mr. Banner has these taken care of.
This story itself is by far the best in the series. Though, many questions are forever left unanswered since Winter and her band of Undead are gone. New alliances are forged and love always finds its way. I would have some tissues close by for this one, in all seriousness. This book's determined to rip the reader's heart out and stomp all over it while it laughs are your despair.
The message is strong in this book. The same message that has been whispered over and over throughout the entire series, only this time, you'll hear it loud and clear... If you listen.
I don't think we've seen the last of Winter and her "human" John. The ending paves the way for the novella that follows. A simple little return to "The Whispers" which I can't wait to jump into.
I give this book 5 of 5 paws.