I came back to this series after an interval of many years because I couldn't get ahold of the books. It has a different flavor than many recent paranormals, but is very well written. Bergstrom has a very original vampire, variations on which we see in many other "current" series. This story is written mostly in first person POV, of one of the two "youngest" members of the Austra family, a continuation (after a few years) of Blood Rites. It has a lot of foreshadowing in the story, which I don't like so much, but it was still a very good read. I flew through the last 150+ pages just dying to know what was going to happen, and enjoyed some surprises along the way. The story/series ends here, but is open enough for more stories.