4.5/5; 5 stars; AThis is the second time reading this story, the first in paperback and this time, in audiobook format. I think Lorelei King did a fabulous job acting out this story and the book was even better second time around. The vampires and vampire politics come across as thoroughly distasteful except there is one little problem; Stephan. Mercy's vampire friend Stephan is not to be lumped in with the rest of the evil bloodsuckers....he's a kinder, gentler bloodsucker. Mercy continues to discover her strengths and learn more about what it means to be a 'Walker' and, in typical kick ass heroine style, adds a couple more kills to her tally.