The background story iin this one seems a bit lacking. I found myself asking all sorts of questions: How are Paladins made? Were they born that way, or do they go through some kind of transition? What was Devlin's childhood like? Does he have any families? And if the Paladins becomes more like the Others as they die over and over again, why don't they just find out what that threshold is and retire or something? The book is also very lacking in descriptions- nothing is described. After more than 300 pages, I still have no idea what any of the main characters look like, what the Others look like except that they're grey, and all the battles occur off stage. This is just slipshod world-building.
I guess the best word to describe this book would be generic. From the central love story down to the generic title, nothing is what we have not read dozens of times before, at the hands of better authors. And the ending was a cop out, as the problem with Laurel and Devlin's relationship was glossed over and suddenly not a problem anymore. I thought that Trahern and the Other introduced towards the end of the book seem interesting, but that's probably not going to be enough to get me to pick up the next book in the series.
Interesting concept, but I felt the book lacked in characterization, and the plot fumbled for me. Still, being a freshman effort, the series has potential if the author tightens up the story.
Some parts of this book were good, but it was not one of those stories that will grab my attention and keep it. It took me awhile to read this book since I kept losing interest. I did like the characters, hopefully the next book in this series will be better.
I didn't think it was a bad book. The story was decent, and I did like the alpha males. It kept me interested, in fact I read it in one day. I am looking forward to the next in the series, and I really liked that character in this one.
Interesting storyline with likable characters. Book 1 of series that I believe has potential. Reminds me of a little of Feehan's ghostwalkers series. Worth the read.