This is an amazing book that was re-released in January 2016. It beautifully sets the scene for the love story and the coming together of six people to help save mankind from evil. This series really shows Nora’s ability to write a darker fantasy. Dealing with the fight to save mankind, there are losses that will tug at your heartstrings, and choices that deal with the fact that saving mankind has some costly consequences. The main evil is Lilith, a vampire queen devoted to conquering and destroying mankind. She is bloodthirsty and enjoys toying with the circle in order to get her wicked way. Morrigan gives the task of protecting mankind and destroying Lilith to Hoyt, asking him to gather a circle of six. The circle consists of himself, the witch, the warrior, the scholar, the one of many forms, and the one he’s lost.