This is the first book I have read from this author, but I would definitely like to see more, especially another book in the Mariah series.
From the first few pages where Coyote is being called home and he is at the airport, his thoughts about who to feed from, and how more or less his victims choose him, start off this spellbinding book, and you are now transfixed on why he is being called back home with such urgency.
Then you meet up with Annaliese and become wrapped up in her tragedy, her madness and her art. The pages from that point forward will have your mind wanting to know what will be happening in the following chapters, where you will meet up with other characters who are just as spellbinding as Coyote and Annaliese. Especially enthralling is little Sara, the small black child who began on earth as a slave, and lives in heaven as an angel, and comes to help Annaliese handle her terrifying transition. Not once did I ever put this book down out of being bored from reading it.
The book, which understandably may be considered blasphemous by those of the fundamentalist Religious Right, actually is a profoundly Christian book. It's central issue is faith in God, a God so loving that with the End Times rapidly approaching, He could not turn his back even on the most damned of creation -- vampires. It not only takes in the world of vampires and other creatures of nightmares that we had as children, but the religious undertones and the realization that at one point even vampires realize that there is a power such as God's "power" that transfixes humans to a state that no supernatural creature ever could possess.
This is a must read for all who wish to read more then just a typical vampire book. I highly recommend this book to everyone, if nothing else but to give readers a different perspective on vampires and the beginning of the End Times. I found at the ending it left me yearning for more. Please, write Book II!