3,5 stars, actually.
Real good world of vampires, dark and savages, and hungry. Their are not 'the living dead' but parasites ... Though their origin as a race was never explained. Hope we have it in the next book.
Adele anoys me every time she 'talks', very 19's century speech type heroine. Greyfriar has justification, dear, not you.
The american hero, the Intended , very cartoonish, but hey look who's writting it - he!. And we have a magical conspiration at portas... end of the world? Uh, creeppy samurai, that was a nice twist.
Be waiting for the next :)