This is the second in this series, so I must have missed the first somewhere along the way. I think the authors Grave Witch series is a lot more concise and flows better. This vamp series is chock a block full of ideas. The abundance of them has the reader chasing after each new angle and in doing so the main storyline becomes less distinctive. The mage subplot, the shifter subplot and the vampire plot are all worthy contenders for books on their own. The combination of the three needs to be more precise and interwoven with a little more care. Don't get me wrong I really enjoy the writing K. Price produces, her creativity and her gritty characters are memorable and very entertaining.