Very Disappointing Sequel
I absolutely adored Empress Orchid and was excited to read the sequel the Last Empress. It was such a disappointment. I couldn't put the first book down and was completely drawn in by Orchid, but the sequel was so pale and boring in comparision. It was very descriptive, but in a matter of fact way, like Orchid was narrating her shopping list! Endless events were told, but the emotions were left out. I really struggled throughout to keep reading it. It's such a shame that this sequel did not deliver.