Like its predecessor, this fourth title in the Dark Angels series is just okay. Watching the relationship between Risa and her reaper protector, Azriel, develop is enjoyable, but the action that makes up the bulk of the story is lacking. It starts out as a continuation of the last book, but quickly veers into another quest entirely. Then that conflict is solved too abruptly and easily. Though the characters and their world have great depth, the story from book to book is just too meandering.