This review encompasses the entire series.
The cost to read the entire 5 book series is fairly steep. For a serialization, the expected cost is always higher, but at $0.99 for the first installment and $2.99 for each addition that follows, the reader will be spending a hefty $13 for what comes out to be about 175 pages of total story related content.
While the plot for the story is intriguing, the execution is a little disappointing. The writing reads like a first draft, lacking sensory detail. While characters enter different locations, there is limited detail of what the environment looks like, smells like, feels like. The characters are mostly left shallow and ambiguous. The details are left completely up to the readers imagination, with little direction from the writer.
Dusty's character is off putting. He is supposed to be the leader of the vampire slaying organization, but is easily angered and driven to tears. He childishly demands respect, while displaying few reasons why his subordinated should trust him with their lives. His frequent bouts of tears and whining leave no confidence that he could be a realistic vampire hunter, let alone a realistic leader.
Thalos is somewhat better as a character. A self proclaimed romantic, his actions are a little more believable, even if his attachment to Dusty is unfounded. While Dusty's attachment to Thalos is expected due to being "cursed" by Thalos as a child, Thalos never says that he felt a similar absence for Dusty while they were separated for those many years.
The series receives an "it was okay" marking because it is easy to see where the story could have been awesome. If the readers' imagination is up to filling in some enormous gaps while suspending some serious disbelief, it's an okay story.