This novel has many of the essentials of good shifter fiction. The characters are interesting and dynamic. The plot is completely out there with enough elements of truth to keep the plot on the ground. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The new, yet ancient, back story makes the entire story more delicious. I have to admit to enjoying the unique ways people can create the fiction of shifters. It is amazing how the human mind works. I cannot wait to continue this series, before I lose interest.