If you are buying this book, it is important to have bought part 1 first as you are following on from where is ended.
This book is a lot quicker to read than the first as you know the characters and the plot is coming to the peak. It's every bit as enjoyable as the first. The plot is unique and diverse, as is the whole universe created in these two books.
A must read for any fantasy fans. I now await the second book as this is a series. I can't wait!