I had hoped this book would pick right up where the previous one had ended, but it didn't. However, it didn't take me long to get wrapped up in the story that started about 8 years after Book 1 ended, but many of the characters were familiar which is what makes a series like this fun for me.
There was good intrigue, touching moments and good highlights of faith. The good guys are good. The bad guys are bad. And there's redemption and forgiveness in the midst :)
There were some things that felt a bit over the top that keep this book from being 5 star, but so far the series looks to be a solid 4 stars, which for me equals VERY enjoyable and ones I'll definitely read again as well as recommend.