I'm a big fan of Anne Rice. I decided to give the book a try because when I'm a fan of an author I try to read everything by them. I was afraid to read this after reading the Sleeping Beauty trilogy which I didn't like at all. This was actually not bad. It surprised me. There was a lot of good plot and interesting character development. I can't say I loved everything about it. It wasn't one of my Anne Rice favorites. But it was enjoyable. I originally picked it up at the library then went and purchased it from the book store. A book has to really grab me in some way in order for me to do that and this book did.