It's so rare for a sequel to be better than the first book but this one managed it. I loved the first book and the second book was even better. MJ spent more time developing the world and explaining the politics behind things a little more. Miles and PC were great, their relationship was so genuine. I loved that just because they were bonded didn't mean that everything just fell into place for them. Even at over 600 pages the book never dragged and everything we well paced. I didn't feel that the author was running to the finish. Over all the story was very well done and very enjoyable.