Bitter night will keep readers mesmerized until the very last page. This is so much more than I had expected. After reading about the story, I had expected it to be like Price's Alex Craft series or Meding's Dreg City series. Yet, amazingly, Francis has created an enthralling, action-packed story that manages to highlight the personality and emotions of the characters without bogging down the direction and movement of the plot. It is well written with a calculating precision that will have readers eager to know what happens next.