I'm impressed that book 2 was even better than book 1! This is by far one of the best books I've read in years ( I am a prolific reader. ) I listened ..Show More »to most of it whilst driving, often parking outside my house then listening until the chapter ended as I just had to know what happened. There's an amazing array of characters, all with distinct voices (in both senses), awe inspiring locations, heart breaking situations and constant twists and turns. I often held my breath, occasionally flinched and sometimes smiled with joy. Set in a time of war and upheaval, I became so immersed in the emotional journey that at times I cried too. A fascinating mix of creatures, races and customs adds to the excitement as well. What can I say? I loved it. I will definitely reread this series and I'm so glad that book 3 is waiting for me to begin.