So, I'm totally caught up on Dante and Blays' adventures, so I decided to pick up what is essentially a prequel. This is a new series featuring Cally, Dante's mentor, where we learn about his origins, how he developed his powers, and what provoked his choice to... well, I don't want to give too much away. The banter isn't as hard and fast as you'd expect from Dante and Blays, but the dialogue is still good, especially once Cally matures and starts to come into his own. His dour companion, was a nice twist. Again, I don't want to give too much away, but people who seem like bad guys sometimes have a good reason for their bad attitudes, and in the end aren't as bad as initially presented.
My one gripe is that there is a character that I felt Cally should mourn after a certain incident, but he seemed to completely forget about them.
I'm definitely ready and waiting for the sequel.