This book has an excessive amount of action and barely any character development. Cassie is in constant danger throughout this book and it gets tiresome. There are some good scenes of Cassie and Mircea together. There is plenty of Pritkin, which is great because he is my favorite character in this series (sorry Mircea). I hope the next book has more focus on the characters. I love books with plenty of action because I get bored easily, but this book really over does it.