Rating: 4 out of 5
Now this was interesting. I was not the biggest fan of the first Shattered Sea, but I liked it enough to pick up the next one, though not immediately. This one was more varied — the characters are more varied, that is, but also what’s going on. In a lot of ways, I think the First Law series comes through more here. Perhaps Abercrombie could no longer write a very simple (though smart) child or perhaps this was a natural development.