While I can see why others would find this story compelling, it just wasn't for me. Way too much sex. I just wasn't in the mood for this angsty mess and found the heroic vampire Arisada to be a Whiny McWhiner! I couldn't understand why he hadn't killed his sire or arranged to have it done centuries before. And the whole dubcon BDSM thing between him and his sire annoyed me. There were lots of unnecessary flashbacks, problematic editing, and awkward overuse of Japanese words. BUT... it's not a bad story and if I had been in a different mood I might have enjoyed it more. I 'Did Not Finish' at around 50%.