Am reading a lot of new material now while waiting for the 'next in the series' for Kim Harrison, Karen Chance, Patricia Briggs to name a few, and have come across books where I've had to skip sometimes to the last page. But I am glad I finally tried one of Marjorie Liu's many books. I understand what one of the previous reviewers said about it feeling like a sequel itself as a lot happens before, one thing being her man is already established in her life from page 1 where normally this is included as part of the plot, or there are flashbacks to fully explain their past. However, interesting characters appear towards the end, can't wait to see how her relationship with Tracker develops. Won't go into details as this was covered very well in another review. It is a journey of discovery for our heroine and a great buildup to what I imagine/hope will be another great series and another frustrating wait for me. Those who want explicit, detailed sex scenes will be disappointed - it is not Knight/Kresley/Ward, but try it if you are looking for good, tight writing and strong characters.