As I began the book, I was a bit confused. I felt like I was reading the second volume of a series without reading the first. As a reader, I needed some background information to make it clearer. After I got into the book, I enjoyed it. It told the story of Lucius trying to find an "Alpha" for his devil hounds.Lucius found a teen named Barney to be Alpha. This reunited Barney with his dad who worked for Lucius. Lucius had magical powers which allowed him to repair broken things. He was also at odds with his family. This book would be good for teens interested in the paranormal genre.