I loved the concept and mythology. I loved Ares, Lysander & Phae. I could understand where Emma was coming from, even when she was being irritatingly illogical; finding out people you count as friends and colleagues might also be liars and murderers would throw anyone off. The book was well written and the action kept the pace mooving smoothly. It was easy to see what attracted Emma to Ares. The only thing I had a problem with: Why was Ares so attracted to Emma right from the beginning? What did he see in her that would cause him to ignore long years of tradition and training in order to take the actions he did? Even with that one niggling question, everything else about the book was fantastic and I will definitely read the next book.