Though this prequel provided the back story to Hayden’s life prior to joining the Vatican Knights like the past few books there has been a repetitive emphasis on light and dark as a means of expressing Hayden’s internal conflict. As a fan of the Vatican Knights series I find this trend in the later books distracting to the story line and doesn’t serve to advance the story line. The very repetitiveness of standard statements constantly in the story line is annoying. Hayden surely is more articulate and vital character than one who expresses himself in self depreciating dogma. Looking forward to the outcome from Juggernaut- does Kimball emerge from the dark.