Well after the really dull rubbish thats been coming out lately this was a welcome change. I much prefer character orientated stories to the boring descriptive nonsense that a lot of the HH books have been and the Night Lords had great interaction, along with the established relationships from previous books. Some of the newer ultramarine and guards characters were a little flat but not dull and they all had potential so kept it interesting.
We need more of this type of writting in the series. Excluding the 1st four books as they are uniquely special to the series, this was the 2nd best book after Know No fear.