I think I did myself a huge disservice by reading this book without having read the others in the series. I also read it in bits and pieces whenever I could sneak in a few minutes. I enjoyed it but somewhere past the midway point when Vane and Bride meet up with others in the Katagaria & Arcadia tribes my head began to spin and as utter confusion overcame me it was here that I wished I'd read the previous books. Lots of names and issues and past wars/hurts/deaths talked about and I had a very difficult time making sense of it all. When the story switched back to the romance between Vane & Bride the pages flew but when the pack politics kicked back in I was mighty confused. I'm going to collect these and read them in order because the story is quite interesting.