This book started a little bit slow for me. I wasn't entirely invested in Phury & Cormia's relationship. And Phury's inner voice, The Wizard, was really starting to bug me and Phury's self-loathing was getting old.However, half way through the book, it really started to pick up and the progression of the various story arcs was getting SO GOOD! I'm loving what I call, "Brotherhood 2.0"...John, Qhuinn, Blay...their stories are fantastic and the promise of these book to come is exciting! Throw Lash and his nastiness into the mix, and I can't wait!Thor's and Rhev...the seeds planted in this book for their stories is also exciting!Ultimately, though the book is about Phury, and there were some really touching moments in his growth and recovery...what made this one so good was the continuation of ALL the stories that make the entire BDB series so addictive.