I surrender, Mr. McAfee, I loved this novel. I loved the historical revision, the way the characters were developed, the vampiric/supernatural violence (am I allowed to say that I loved the violence?) and especially the setting. I'm completely hooked on your development of the classic vampire lore, and the twist you've given it with the Council of 13, The Father, and the hints of things that are being hidden from the rank and file vamps. Plus, I think Ramah is one of the best Vampire characters in modern fiction, so this novel was a total win for me, with Ramah playing such a significant role. Cannot wait for the next one.