This book is about Kateri and Ren and the Mayan end times. If you think that sounds familiar you are right. Sundown’s book covered a lot of the same ground. They are basically from the same pantheon and this one covers some of the same ground and characters as the other. That isn’t to say it is bad just not one of Kenyon’s better books.
I really had a hard time with this one because of the writing style. The story is told mainly through backflash visions by Kateri. These seem to pop up every couple of pages and could be triggered by anything. They would go on for several pages right in the middle of dialog or important scenes. I found this storytelling style weak and jarring. I am not sure it was necessary and it really seemed weird sometimes the things that would trigger one of the visions. I am not sure Ren or Kateri are Kenyon’s best couple either. He was just so pathetic it was hard to read about him. You can have a character with a horrible past who is still strong (Acheron anyone), but Ren never seemed strong to me. He was a victim throughout the entire book. I am not sure what Kateri saw in him frankly. Seemed like a lot of lust instead of love to me. All the flashbacks also seemed to muddy the story. It was hard to figure out what was going on since we kept flashing back and forth across time.
I still love Kenyon but think she can do much better than this.