This book not only answered many questions, but also brought closure to several outstanding situations. Murhder and the question of what truly happened to him and Xhex all those years ago finally gets answered. Over the years he's been mentioned, but this was one loose end I felt was time to be tied up. I thing Ward handled his story beautifully. This is the first book in this long running series that really felt like some of the first books written. To me it focused mainly on one new couple, with John and Xhex being secondary. John's medical condition tied in well with the scientist that becomes Murh's love interest. This book also introduced a new character in Nate, the young vampire ultimately rescued from the illegal lab. This resuce brings Murhder and Xhex closure, and allows them more healing. The biggest unanswered question is why did Throe's book girlfriend metaphorically throw him under the bus? Will she present a new threat to the BDB, only time will tell. Lastly, this book had the feel of finally getting all the answers. Tying up loose ends and maybe bringing a certain chapter in the series to a close. If that's truly the case where does the series go from here. Honestly the possibilities are endless. I personally would like the read some other stories set in the BDB vampire world, but not directly involving the BDB. The previous book Prisoner of the Night got some bad reviews and the main complaint was "the Brothers" weren't involved in it. My argument is this, Wrath and the brotherhood are the protectors of the race, but there's an entire vampire world according to the series that would be great hearing about. Can't wait to see where Ward takes us next in this great series!