I think this might be the only time I have ever preferred the second installment in a series to the initial novel! How intriguing :) The Dark Glamour is just as much of a fast, fun read as 666 Park Avenue, but the plot and pace seem to have matured (or perhaps, fermented?) since the opening novel in the series. This is a wonderful novel to read on a bus, a train, or perhaps while in a hospital - really anyplace that you would rather not be. The story completely swallows you; it lifts you out of real time and, most likely, you will find that you don't mind a bit.