It was slow to start but my gosh all those revelations at the end blew my mind! Love how much the mysteries from the first book like the Wyrdmarks were actually explained, and the world-building improved so much in scope from the first book. I can picture Erilea very clearly now, with all its history and strife. Extremely good action scenes, where I honestly felt like I was in the middle of it all. I think what's stopping me from giving it full marks was a slow beginning (even though when *that* happened, it quickly became awesome). I try not to be petty, but I was Team Dorian all the way and while I loved his character development in this book, I'm sad because I loved thier relationship and banter from Throne of Glass and I missed it here. Full review to come!