No more broken promises. After fleeing Cillary Keep and fighting trogs in the frozen north, Mel and Ott travel south to the Red Desert to help reunite two sisters.
Rav promised to return to her younger sister, Zunee, who has been left in charge of their family. Trogs, fires, sinkholes, and landslides - do the very elements conspire to keep the sisters apart?
I'm not sure whether it was the fact that it was a "book 2" and really needed the prequel to go before it or whether it was just a difficult book to follow, but I had a real problem keeping track of all of the characters. The action was great, offering elements, nasty Trogs and some interesting heroes, but I kept finding myself saying "wait! Which set of adventurers are we dealing with here. For that reason, and for me, it might have been a better book to read as a text story rather than an audio book so I could have flipped back a page or two, or to the beginning of the chapter so I could sort out which set of characters I was following.
In any case, it's a good story, with lots of great adventure and interesting protagonists. It's just a challenging one.