I really like the particular lore and religions the author uses to build his world. I fell in love John and Sig, and enjoyed the dialogue among the characters and John's introspection. I didn't have a problem with the info dumping, as it was given in John's sardonic way and used to illustrate the story, but I really could have used less fight choreography. I had no problem with the violence or gore, as it's certainly necessary in the type of war John's fighting. However, I could have done with knowing he kicked a vampire in the chest instead of kicking with his left foot into his chest at three inches above the navel at a 45 degree angle. I found myself skimming over fight scenes as the book went on, only having to page back to find out the outcome. All in all, I'd recommend this book and will read the next.