This was one of the hardest stories to write in the Uncommon Animals series. I’m not a big fan of everything working out neatly just because these are the protagonists. And I had a hell of time balancing Mina’s bad ass monster hunting self with the broken person she had become. Not to mention all the fight scenes.
This story is the first real step in her healing process (though because it is a process, she’s still working on some of her issues even in the third series.). We get to know the woman who only briefly emerged at the end of The Hunted. She’s smart, stubborn, and has one hell of a temper.