Well, let me first say I tried reading this book one year ago, (I'd just had a baby girl and I guess my thoughts werent into reading or getting involved in a story, I got to page 90 and put the book down). I recently bought the fourth book in the series savage nature, which I thought was brilliant. Savagae Nature blew me away, so I thought lets try Wild Fire again. Im so glad I did, I understood everything about the leopard people after being refreshed from savage nature, Im actually glad I read savage nature first. I loved the characters in Wild Fire, yes Feehan was a bit dark in places, but I loved that, so many people have given this book a really bad review, but I actually think its one of her best and I will be reading it again.