I'm really getting tired of vampires. That said, this book was still ok. I enjoyed the spin Black took on the worldbuilding. It seemed more realistic than some of the other vampire books that have sat on my to-read pile. But beyond the worldbuilding, there wasn't a whole lot of plot to me. Maybe I just missed the plot somewhere? There was Tana and Gavriel's romance...but it wasn't the focus of the book. The big "reveal" of the Thorn of Isra (or whatever the name was) happened to be heavily foreshadowed, so that wasn't a big shock. I kept waiting for something big to happen and nothing really did.
That said, I managed to finish it and I guess I'm glad I did. But, yeah...rather ambivalent about the whole thing to be honest.
Read Sept. 2014