In the beginning I felt like the book was going to be like every other UF book out there. Fortunately after a bit things became interesting. I did fear that Price would take the easy way out and make the obvious characters the evil-doers but I appreciated that she did not, otherwise the book would have been a real disappointment. Death being rather male and masculine without the typical cloak and dagger was a nice twist, especially his relationship with Craft. The character of Falin is certainly intriguing and left me wanting to know more. What is the story behind him being the Winter Queen's lover? And who the hell is the Winter Queen? And Death declared his love for Alex, can that even WORK? Hopefully these will be answered in book 2. The mystery part of the book was well done and I enjoyed the journey with the characters. I look forward to book 2, which luckily comes out in a couple weeks!