Grey is an elf, a beautiful, rather self-obsessed and somewhat snarky but, nevertheless, likable elf, who lives in Manhattan, and in this fairly short urban fantasy, he finds himself helping a bunch of forever-dying, (otherwise known as humans), to escape the clutches of the beasts that stalk them. The powerful, mysterious and almost all-knowing Notte—we never find out what kind of being he is—adds further interest to the story. I can’t say more about the plot than that without giving it away, but I can say that the end surprised me, the writing impressed me, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Not only was it well told in crisp, interesting prose, but also it had an integrity of spirit not often seen in genre fiction. There was meaning in the outcome, a ‘message’ of inspiration. 5 stars. Highly recommended.