As the second book in the series, this one made a lot more sense with the first book as background. I’m still not sure if this is a philosophic treatise or a novel. The ethical issues of near immortals influencing events by meddling begs the question of how they have the chutzpah to assume they are qualified to direct man’s destiny.
This book had more action and slightly less conversation that the last one. For me, that made it easier to read. I’m still not overly thrilled as the verbosity tends to glaze my eyes. A little more action would help to carry the story line although I did like this book better than the first one. The book addresses some current issues particularly if you considered the current tumultuous political turmoil.
My evolution regarding Brust’s work is shown by the links’ below. The guy is talented and perhaps just more esoteric than I am.
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This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.