Lothaire - Kresley Cole Wow. That was intense. Somehow, Ms Cole managed to stereotype a hillbilly without making me want to scream. Not sure how she managed that. I was right - Lothaire IS a lot like Capt. Jack Sparrow; just with less conscience (and thus a greater propensity for violence, though some of that could be from impeding insanity).

I do have one question though - just how insane was Demestriu when he met Helen? And if HE couldn't be saved, how much hope does one hold out for Lothaire or for that matter, Connor?