Distant Thunder picks up where Blood & Spirits left off. There is no recap despite the distance in time between the rerelease of Blood & Spirits and the release of Distant Thunder, so I would suggest the reader skim through book 1 for a quick refresher course before jumping into book 2 to save themselves the headache of trying to remember things that happened in the first book that carried over to the second. There's a lot more action and danger for our heroine in this one than in the last one. It seems every time Veronica turns around, there's another nail being hammered into her perverbial coffin. This book is sort of like the "calm before the storm" so to speak. While more graphic and violent (as real vampire-themed books should be), it is simply setting the stage for the third book; and it does this in epic proportions. Most of our favorites are back in this second book, along with some new faces the reader will either love or hate. Like all of Dennis' books, Distant Thunder is a roller coaster of emotions and action, and leaves us with a wide opening for the third (and I think final) book of this series. The story itself is fast-paced and will keep you turning pages. By the end, you'll feel all Veronica does and you'll want her to end this storm as much as she wants to end it. I hope the third book releases soon because the waiting will be my death lol.
I did spot the same grammatical errors in this one as I did in the first book, along with some instances where the narration jumped from first person to third in places that were supposed to be Veronica's point of view. I would consider the author look into those, since it's clear the editor of Blood & Spirits and Distant Thunder is different than the editor of his other works which had far less errors and not ones so easily spotted.
I give this book 4 of 5 paws.