Third read through June 2013: Even better now, with Adam's POV. And apparently I can read this book 3 times and still not be bored.
Original Review June 2011:
After Midnight has just the sort of main character that I like. Gordon is flawed, complicated, snarky, and obnoxious, but he is evolving. We see the world through his eyes, and because Adam remains a bit of a mystery to him, Adam is unfortunately also a bit of a mystery to us. The story ends HFN-ish, which is as good as it gets in the world of 'In the Company of Shadows'. Familiarity with this world would obviously enhance the experience of reading this book, although I can hardly judge it as a stand alone, since there is no way I can unread ICoS. Not that I'd want to. There is a tiny Hsin cameo and a bigger, very funny, Owen cameo. For an ICoS book, it is relatively low on angst, by the way.