I suppose I should preface my remarks with the statement that this is absolutely one of my very favorite series in any genre....so I might be a bit biased! The draug are truly formidable foe for humans and vampires alike, so extreme lengths are gone to in the effort to try and save all of Morganville. Shane is a very big part of this story, which is fine by me. I love all the main characters in this series, but especially Shane. Every teenage girl needs a Shane! WTH...I could use a Shane! Friends, lovers and protectors don't come any better. Anyway, many of the characters have to dig really deep to find the means to keep going and some lose a lot. The setup for the next book looks excellent. There's going to be some changes in Morganville...........RECOMMEND!