I think this book has been the best out of the Faeriewalker series. But considering I gave it 3 stars, that doesn't exactly speak well of the books, now, does it? This series has been one of the rare ones in which I've found the good guys (male and female alike) to be largely whiny, adolescent, and altogether annoying, and the bad guys tend to be caricatures. With the exception of the Erlking, the bad guys tend to be purely evil, with no redeeming qualities that would make them seem...for lack of a better word, human.Take Henry in this book (oh, and Elizabeth? Could you possibly be any more obvious with the naming, Ms. Black?), he is a parody. It may be possible that I read too many Regencies, but I picture him as a foppish Beau Brummel type, with a pencil-on beauty mark and white powdered face, and he's written as such a jerk that really, it doesn't take a brain bigger than that of a goldfish to figure out who's behind the big mystery here.And the guys, ugh, it got so bad that I'd rather date Dana's dad out of all the other options in the book. I mean, he's a bit stiff, but he's immortal, and Fae, so looks and age are not a factor here. Plus, he's mature, responsible, and he's had a few millennia to tame all that alpha male testonerone that Keane and Ethan can't keep under control. Good god, those two. I just want them to go at it and KO each other out already; they're intolerable enough by themselves, throw them in with each other and the f-s (fists and f-cks) just fly all over the damn place. Just kill each other and be done with it. They're like Abercrombie & Fitch models; nice to look at, but you wouldn't actually want to have a conversation with them, you know?Kimber--I HATE that name, by the way, it reminds me of an overtly cheerful yoga intructionist that I just want to punch in the face when she's chirping at me to lift my ass higher as my muscles scream in protest, which actually isn't too far off from the character of Kimber herself. Oh, right. Kimber. Most annoying friend ever. I actually don't hate Dana as much now that I think of it. Surrounded by all these terrible people, she cannot be blamed for her lack of intellectual and rational skill development. The alcoholic mother is the least of her problems.