There are almost all the characters we know, surely the one I love the most, some new and one in particular that probably could have been forgotten but not in my case, I asked myself about him often to be honest and that's why for me it was a great pleasure reading a little bit about him! And speaking of characters, I'm disappointed about Asher. I haven't liked his behavior for a while and I seriously don't like it at all now. I can understand his complex but he sounds so childish about it sometimes and he's very annoying... But, where Asher has changed for the worse, Richard has changed for the better! I wouldn't say he's the Richard we knew in the past, in fact I think he's someone completely new, different, with a better attitude and OMG a man of action! Well Ulfric, about time! Should I declare my love for you is coming back, Richard? Uhmm, let's just wait a little more, just to be sure...
This book is full of surprises, suspense and of course sex! I have to say I can't see why people keep writing so many reviews complaining about it when sex is a foundamental key in Anita's world. I'm ok with the fact that you like to read about a certain kind of sex or not but that's not my point. What I'm trying to say is that yes, the books have changed since the very first ones but you should have understood that by now so, why keep reading this series if you can't accept the fact that men have a bigger space than the job stuff? Why keep trying to find an old version of the story if it's pretty clear that Laurell K. Hamilton won't change all this because she's happy with it? It's a personal taste, of course, but when you decide to read a book like this you already know what you're gonna find so, if you keep reading the series it's because you really love the entire evolution or, in my personal opinion, you should have stopped a long time ago.