The opening chapters in this book contain events so awful that I came close to putting the book down and not finishing it. After the early traumatic event, the people we met in previous books—the demons and their wives—react to the catastrophe in ways that are extremely disappointing. Their treatment of the child, Leah, in particular is unforgivably cold and heartless. The problem for me is that the previous books presented the demons and their wives as being kindhearted and empathetic, but in the early chapters of this book, a number of them are, instead, mean-spirited and uncaring. All of their righteousness and empathy evaporates when they are confronted with a single tragic event. I felt better after the time manipulation revised the plot, but the early chapters really put a darkness in the book that I never could quite shake off. If you're a big fan of the NIGHTWALKERS series, you'll feel compelled to read Adam, but you may walk away with some mixed feelings about it. I know that I did.
Click HERE to read my review of the Supernatural anthology, which contains the NIGHTWALKERS novella, "Kane." (FYI: Kane is Jacob's youngest brother.)