I really enjoyed this second book in the series, even more than I enjoyed the first book. At this point the characters and their stories are well-established, and they continue to get more interesting. The first book had some pretty dark things in it, but I’d say this book was at least a shade darker. As before, the chapters switch between different characters to focus on different parts of the story. Some characters are in the same area of the world and involved in the same events, so we get to see what’s going on from different angles. In the first book, there were characters whose chapters I found less interesting to read. In this book, my enjoyment was more even. I still didn’t necessarily like all the characters, but I did like all their stories.
The problem is that it’s nearly impossible to review the later books in a series with multiple main characters without spoiling the previous books. Any character I mention in my review would tell somebody reading the first book that the character isn’t going to die in that book. There are also a lot of comments I want to make about this second book that would completely spoil it, so I’m just going to put the rest of my review in spoiler tags.
Major spoilers (and lots of rambling) for both books 1 and 2 within the spoiler tags:(show spoiler)
I look forward to starting the third book, hopefully this evening.