What an emotionally packed book! This was a little bit of a slow starter as Sabina is back in NY trying to adjust to both her Mage and Vamp natures. She is also dealing with all the relationships in her life now, she no longer a solo gal out on her own. She is learning more about her Mage gifts and finding that the Cthonic gift just keeps on giving. We also get to see more of the friends from New Orleans as Pussy Willow is now fully into "her" new persona and singing at Slade's club. Also Mac and Georgia visit along with Erron and his band are in town with a final concert to wrap their latest tour. The Vamps are also I town and so is a new string of murders that Sabina's team are assigned to help solve before the races meet. The second half book goes into full action and is packed with layers and layers emotion. It made me cry!