I couldn't put this book down, I didn't want to. Though it felt much longer than the first. I'd read for hours and feel like there was so much that happened, then I would see how many pages I read and it felt like I didn't read many. There were a a couple of things I was a little disappointed with, one of them being the ending... I don't know, the battle with the other armies was great, but once it got past that... I felt like there wasn't really much to look forward to. Another was Dockson, who I liked for the most part in the first book, however, maybe it was his hate of a noblemen being king, but I really didn't like the way his character turned out in this one. For the most part I liked the new characters that were introduced, of them, my favorite had to be Allrianne.
On GoodReads, I rounded up to a five. But I would give it a 4.5.
This is a book from my own personal library.