I was pleasantly surprised by this book, granted it is my first book by this author. I was puzzled a bit by the characters in this story, while the 'bad' guys are definitely evil, the 'good' guys are really different shades of grey. Nothing is plainly 'good' and Nikki is quite mundane for a goddess-touched heroine. She may be good at finding things (as Artemis is the goddess of the hunt) but no super, freaky power skills. It was fun to have a UF heroine that does not have to rely on over the top supernatural skills to save herself.