I will admit I did not enjoy this nearly as much as I did the 1st time around. I never intended to reread this book and that may contribute to it also I have recently become very agitated when people repeat things to me and there sure was a lot of that going on in this story and not just because I was rereading. Yes we know Mikhial and Gregori's voices are hypnotic, does it need to be said everytime they speak? Oh well that was just a personal peeve. Overall it was still well written and I did enjoy learning a bit more about the characters. I am going to try to reread the whole series as I did not read it in order the first time and some of the books are stil on my to read list. We shall see how that goes.