This is the first book in the Rowan Gant series. I have to say that I'm not nearly very enthusiastic about this book. The story was interesting enough, and the "woowhoo" factor was fairly high -- with many psychic visions and odd dreams. But there was just something about the way the characters talked to each other, the way they interacted, that rang false to me. Much too stilted, conversations that just didn't seem true to life, the way friends or spouses really talk to one another. The character of Ben Storm came off seeming almost like a buffoon at times. It just didn't ring true.I wanted to read the book, also, because it was set in St. Louis, which is only about 100 miles from me and I'm pretty familiar with the city. I couldn't help but picture a friend of mine who happens to live in St. Louis (a certain "wizard") in the role of Rowan Gant. He certainly looks the part, even if his religious views are completely different. That made the book a little more interesting for me, too, I'll have to admit.The story was good, and now that I've gotten to know the characters a bit, perhaps I'll enjoy the next book in the series a bit more. I'll give this one a 3.5.