This is the sequel to the amazing "Emerald Atlas" and is the second in a trilogy. My children and I cannot wait for the third book to come out! I think that the narrator does a stupendous job and the story itself is fantastic. There are elements of other popular fantasy books in this series, but it definately stands on its own in this genre. The voice is unique. The characters are memorable. The story is incredible.
John Stephens has continued to keep the quality of his wonderful new series high and interesting. The value and enjoyment of these books are even greater because of Jim Dale's award winning skills as a narrator. If you liked the first book you will also like this one. It's definitely a series for younger people but that never stopped me from enjoying a book. Have fun!