I love the imagination and how the writer spins out his tale. Like strands of the fizzem, he weaves persons and events to one mighty epic.
If you have ever listened to an abridgement and wondered what they did with all the parts they left out, this will clarify things for you. This book is comes off like all the left over parts from the first book. It's not much fun listening to the same story over again. The only thing that keeps me from giving this one star is the fact that it is my own fault for expecting this this to be a "book 2". If I had paid atention I would have realized that this is actually just "book 1 revisited".