This book started out a lot slower then the first, but finally starts to pick up speed around page 75. There was a lot more Fae magic in this book then there was in first book. I'm a little surprised there was no time travel in this one. When I started the series, I thought that would be in all the books. As with the first, all the characters are likeable, the story flows at a steady pace, and the locations are described beautifully. The way this one ends, it sounds like the story may continue (for a few of the characters) into another one of the books. I think if I ever reread this series, I will skip this book.