This review is for the downloaded audible book.
As the synopsis says, this is a book narrated, mostly, from Kira's point of view, although once Khefar comes along, there's also some sections that are all his. Kira is a strong, capable, lonely and alone lass, who can never touch anyone without essentially destroying them - something of a killer when it comes to relationships and friendship. She's determinedly independent, so when Khefar comes along she's not disposed to be welcoming - indeed doesn't even know if she should be.
This was slightly repetitive initially - we hear about her childhood at least twice I think - and there's a fair amount of internal thinking and talking, but it works. I listened to this over 5 sessions, and was always keen to get back to it, it picks up towards the end, and ends well, with the sequel no doubt already written! It's fairly classic urban fantasy, in that the real world is tweaked slightly to allow for magic, a psychic vampire, demons, shadow chasers, not forgetting a nigh-on immortal Nubian. There's a lurve interest, but it's kept low key at this stage, and the principle characters aren't white, which is unusual in the genre; this isn't made a great issue of, but it's nice to move away from the classic blond with blue eyes or red-head with alabaster skin (like the heroine in my latest paper book!).
It is well read, with a cast of accents that the narrator mostly keeps up well. Her English accent was to my English ear not that brilliant, but Khefar, Anency, Kira's friends, the vampire chappie whose name escapes me and others are all well read and easily distinguishable.
I'll be getting the sequel, which is read by the same narrator, and see there is a third already available on Audible.