I LOVED this heroine - Darcy is a compassionate yet feisty vegetarian with short hair - yay! I wanted to love Styx - I did love him in Embrace The Darkness, but in this, his own book, he was unimpressive. The terrifying ruler of the vamps (who in the last book kept vampires civilized for hundreds of years with his cunning, ferocity, and guard of Ravens) keeps losing his head and storming off without his Ravens, walks into multiple obvious traps, and can't make a decision with out Viper bossing him into it. This took me four days to finish because I kept throwing the book down and yelling to the world "This is NOT Styx!" And then I'd close my eyes and imagine what the REAL Styx would do (in my head, he's the vampire version of Curran from Ilona Andrews's Kate Daniels series). The best thing about this book, besides Darcy of course, is the introduction of Salvatore, who I really hope gets his own HEA, and his pack of weres.