This book was as good or better than the first one! I'm delighted that Briggs has made the mythology of the creatures that go bump in the night all her own. There are a lot of similarities to what other authors use but enough differences that the books are fun and engaging. Though the sorcerer turned vampire was a little scary. I love the characters! Briggs even has you loving/hating the minor characters. This is such an amazing book that I think everyone should read it. I'm so glad that it is a series! On to the next book!