I've been a fan of this series for a while now, I've blasted through the first trilogy, now I've dived into the second phase of this series. So far, I'm halfway through Daughters of Moth and so far... the plot is somewhat similar to the first novel. We still got ignorant A holes trying to stir up trouble and invade the night... again. The only fresh new quality to this novel is the exploration of how magic works in this universe. I hardly ever read fantasy that often, so I don't know how original the magic system is here, but I like it a lot. Being a primary science fiction reader, I enjoyed how the author gave a concrete explanation to how it works. And most importantly, he sticks to the system and doesn't just go out of the blue with new and rare magic abilities that newbie mages would know how to use.
I enjoy the new main protagonist and like how she's her own character and not a rehash of what we saw before. My only gripe is that I wish that she got a break from being harassed all the time. It's like she goes to school in the Jim Crow South or something, with all the students hackling her every step of the way. I understand that the author has to illustrate the challenges she has to go through, but the physical abuse was becoming a bit redundant after a while.
As for the other new characters, I hope there is more depth to them later. As of now, they are one-dimensional. One charatcer keeps going on and on about having magical items this and that that it becomes the only thing she talks about. She talks about nothing else. Tam is just an ill-fated bodyguard and the Elorian boy is just mysterious and nothing more. But since this is just the start of the new trilogy, I'll give them a chance for now.