Good thing that previous reviewers have already said what needed to be said about this book, because I don't think I have the English vocabulary to express how much I LOVED this story.
Did I have issues? Yes, sure, but I forgot them by the next page :) It was a sweeping, wonderful story with equally amazing, living, breathing characters.
Now I'm a bit torn between wanting more Vadim and Dan right now
, and taking a break before Mercenaries, because I feel like I need a breather to prepare myself for what's to come (I read too many heavy spoilers for the next installments, which is very unlike me).
ETA: Just a tiny complaint from a Hungarian: Why the maiming of the name Sándor? If the character is Hungarian born, then he's definitely not a Szandor.