It has taken some time for this book to finally make it into print, and if truth be told, it shows. If you've read the first two novels in Taylor's Gargoyle series, you won't want to miss this one as it answers many questions and provides closure for the main story arc and characters who've been introduced along the way. For me, the best parts of the book were those that included the return of Rachel, Nathan, Teryn, Connor and the brief glimpse of Mara.
The rest of the story, including the development of Levi and Tasha as characters along with their relationship was rather a drag. I've been a fan of Vickie Taylor's writing both with this series and in the anthologies (Bite and Demon's Delight), but I don't think she was really feeling the characters on this one. Levi's progression and development became hard to credit mid-book as he continually made choices that seemed lacking in intelligence and common sense. Not only that, as another reviewer noted, he had little regard for his female heroine's input, even when she was the only one who seemed to be thinking clearly. In the end, there's not much about their relationship that feels like "romance". They get their HEA when all is said and done, but again, it required too much suspension of disbelief to make it credible or even satisfying.
The reunion with Levi's family probably should have come sooner. I would have liked to see more interaction between him and the 'good guys' - the Chicago congregation of Gargoyles that were the true legacy of his father and his family. But, that was apparently not to be. So, the book itself is probably a 2-star read, but I'm giving it 3 for its place in the series as a whole. (Nathan's and Connor's books are well worth reading.) As it stands, it seems possible that Ms. Taylor could continue this series (the climax with the evil Romanus was somewhat open-ended). I'd certainly give it one more shot based on the strength of her previous work. But an installment this troubled might just end up being dead on arrival.
On another note, it seems weird that Amazon is not selling this title in paperback directly? I had no trouble picking up a copy at my local B&N...