On Midnight Wings picks up where Etched in Bone left off. However, that was over two years ago, so you may need to re-read it before starting this book. I didn't and found it a bit difficult to keep everything straight at times. However, Adrian Phoenix did provide snippets from Etched in Bone throughout to help remind readers what "recently" happened to the characters.
Dante's strength continues to amaze me. He's been continually abused - mentally and physically - for most of his life. Yet, despite the agency's attempts, he still hasn't broken. Throughout the series it's been clear that his close ties with friends like Von and his bond with Heather are partly responsible. So, when he's taken from those who he depends on we see the barrier between Dante and S become even thinner. Will he be able to separate the here-and-now from the past?
The truth is never what you hope it will be.
The character development and story progression we are accustomed to in previous books in the series is unfortunately lacking in On Midnight Wings. By the end of the book we are no closer to answers than we were by the end of Etched in Bone. Nevertheless, this continues to be one of my favorite series, mostly because of the unique Creawdwr/Fallen/Nightkind/Ilygad character types Phoenix has created.
Thank you to Edelweiss and Simon & Schuster for a review copy of this book. The quote was taken from the pre-published copy and may be altered or omitted from the final copy.