I wonder why the author bothered to put the werewolf / vampire element in this book, because it was so underutilized, it really might have been a better story without it. And what about the characters? The wolfs seems like a bunch of gangbangers and the vampires like some court from the fifteen century - it's like two alternate realities in the same story. And where's the love? The only reason the romance seems to exist was the Coeur de Sang deal - sudden magic loving and sex. It just seemed so shallow. And was anyone else annoyed by the constant use of expressions in Spanish and French?