Perfect, just what you will want from this book. Vlad is flawed but perfect. Other favorites appear too. No spoilers but Jeaniene Frost does not leave you hanging, the main issues of the story are resolved in the book but sets the stage for the next at the same time. If you are not a fan of cliffhangers this book is safe. So enjoy Vlad at his best and his worst. Looking forward to the next Frost novel as always.