I liked this book better than the last one. My biggest complaint about the series so far is the vast amount of characters you have to keep up with. There is fighting everywhere, everyone hates everyone else. I have to look at the fire and Ice wiki to keep up sometimes. It will be worse with the next book. I read the first 5 all in a row. There will now be significant time before the next book comes out and I will forget everything that is going on!