... that this second book was a mistake. The first book in the series built a beautiful world full of strange and original imagery. It kept me captivated, and wanting to read on, and on, and on. Unfortunately that first book capped out at 200 pages. The length of this sequel had me excited. I was hungry for more delicious science fantasy, and weird dystopian beauty. Instead I got 300 pages of tedious, neurotic, obsessive, disjointed third person story of some guy interacting with some other people and trying to figure out what the hell is going on. Unfortunately nobody really figures out what the hell is going on in this book, until about the last 40 pages. That’s where it finally gets interesting, and then abruptly ends in a very unsatisfying way.
The last 40 pages had me almost interested enough to read the third book. It almost made me forget about the first 300 pages of this book. But one glance at the reviews of the third book tells me I am in store for another big let down if I am stupid enough to buy the third book. I think I am mainly leaving this review to remind myself that I shouldn’t drop $9.99 on the last book in the series. And if you have not yet laid your hard earned cash on the table for this book, dear reader, I highly recommend you keep that cash in your wallet.