Why do all the crazy rampant immortals resemble the vampires from Buffy? Also this Viking lord thing got old in the Charlaine Harris series. The historical bits were fun, but overall disappointing. I'm more interested in Miss Edna's...and how that could be so intricately involved in Incy's life since apparently Nasty and he had only been to Boston once before. In any case, this master guy sounds fascinatingly dark. Maybe it's her dad, which would follow the whole Luke Skywalker-Vader trope (and also the Sweep series).