I thought when I started reading this that I was just going to read a typical “werewolf” book. I was pleasantly surprised at the fantastic writing and plot of this book. This book is more like a fabulous mystery/action adventure that just happened to be about werewolves. The characters jump off the page and the chemistry between them is fantastic. Not so much a romantic chemistry but one like a long time friend or sibling. I loved the give and take. There is all sorts of fascinating ties to Nordic traditions and mythology. If you are looking for a different type of paranormal book I highly recommend this one! I didn’t read the first book, but I wasn’t lost at all.