I am a fan of the genre, and this one was refreshingly different. The main character is awesome (par for the course), but the bad guys were smart, and the other characters were also done well. This wasn\'t a one man army kind of deal. The main character knows when he is outnumbered, and he knows when he is in danger. He knows when to run and when to fight. The story seemed more realistic to me than a lot of the books in this genre. The bad guys cause a lot of trouble, and the good guys can\'t miraculously stop them in their tracks like we see in most books. I am super excited to see what happens in the next book. Hopefully some of the side characters are in it as well. Side note: There are a few parts of the book that had me in a state of \"unbelief\", but for the most part, this book is really good top to bottom. The narration for this one was good as well.