Even though this is the first book in the series, I read this one second. I read Lover Mine first. And I'm glad I didn't read this one first. If I had, I may not as enthused about reading the rest of the series. While it did hold my attention and I got thru it pretty quick, I believe it may be because I already know some of what happens in the future. The characters were well written. I'm sure as I go thru the series I will get to know the rest of the brotherhood as well as I have gotten to know wrath and Beth. I look forward to continuing the series.