I received this copy through Net Galley from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
Very enjoyable! I think I liked it better than the first one 🙂 the story is excellent and slightly fewer bits I found difficult. I really like how the politics play out and they way we see Kali as a bit of a stronger, surer character than in the first book. I also liked getting to see the tournament play out, and learning more about the world – the way different people have different beliefs and prejudices.
I wasn’t terribly keen on the way the prince and brother Shaan both manipulated people, especially Kali. I’d also have liked to have seen slightly more about Deven and Natesa and the camps, but that’s about it 🙂
Looking forward to the third instalment next year.