Rave1438 ElmThere are at least three or four storylines that this book follows but it isn’t overwhelming. They all come together beautifully and make for the prefect book. While The Thief or any BDB [\'Black Dagger Brotherhood\'] book can be read as a stand alone, I highly recommend you read the others as this is a great series to fall in love with. These are not your mother’s romance novels. It is dark, erotic, about war, heartache, redemption and paranormal.