John and Xhex are just an awesome couple. Really love their relationship and I love that she's been brought into the Brotherhood. Definite badass chick. Really unexpected mother bomb at the end, while I wait for the Darius/John bomb to drop. The incredibly gory description used for Lash did make me gag. Well done and what a great villain JR created with him. My biggest letdown was definitely the lack of Rehv. He should have been featured more in regards to Xhex. Blay and Qhuinn need to hit it and quit it cuz this back and forth helps no one. Payne getting pained! Wowza! The whole ghost house stuff was really a bore but I guess I see it's purpose now. All in all a strong book.