I almost didn't read this book, but am glad I did. This was, in my opinion, the best book in the series so far. I have had a few problems getting into the Native American mythology and spirit walking. However, I really enjoyed the central story, in this one, and Joanne seems to finally have her act together (although she still gets herself into trouble) in terms of her magic and how she can use it. There are too many spoilers for me to get more detailed, but well worth the time.