I really enjoyed this and see why it has been called, "Twilight for Adults." This is primarily because it is a love story between a vampire and a reluctant witch, but other than that it is very different. It reminds me somewhat of the Historian or Da Vinci code, but much better written and more interesting to me. I really enjoyed all the history in the book, including information on alchemy. I assumed this was a stand alone book until there were 100 pages or so left. It will be very disappointing if there is not another book.