How disappointing! I really liked the first book but this one was killed by the repetition in it. You don't even need to read the first book to read this one because the whole of the first book is reiterated in this. The same information is repeated over and over again. One chapter is even summarized in the very next chapter! Maybe if I was reading it a year or two after the first book came out and I had forgotten what had happened in the first book it wouldn't have stuck out so bad but it just glares when you read the books back to back. Some whole parts seem to be just cut and pasted. ;-( What new stuff is in there is good but most of this book should have been edited out. Maybe I'll pick book three up next year and read it when I've forgotten enough to make it enjoyable.