If there were ever a vote for perfect sequel, this would be right at the top of my list! It beautifully continues right from where book 1 ended and continues without allowing a reader to catch their breath. It adds to everything in exactly the way that could be hoped for. It is exciting, full of intrigue, deception and more. This is the type of fantasy book that I am looking for to intrigue the mind and keep me turning the pages without a thought to what time it might be.