I almost didn't read this. I read book 2, EverBound, before this and I hate to go backwards. Thankfully I went back. This is Cole, this is who he is inside and his inner demons shine and does something else he didn't even know he had anymore. He is so much more than written in the first two books, and so are his friends. Warning there are some extra creepy crawly parts, and torture that is horrendous.