Applause on one hand for going somewhere unexpected, especially for this genre and sub-genre. And there are aspects I like. I love the fairy-tale-artifact aspect. It's obviously that archaeologist in me screaming to come out and play.
But...the more I think about it (and I suppose that's some measure of success, that I'm still thinking about a paranormal the next day), the more I feel just a little bit cheated and manipulated and at the mercy of editing decisions that impacted/impeded the narrative. Shoved the narrative down unearned paths.
I have opinions. I want others.
And I especially feel Bum should read this so we can disagree. No languid-handed vampires, though. I'm not sure if she can get past that disappointment.