Could not get into the story.
This book is set in the same world as "Sing the Four Quarters", but does not involve the same characters. It builds off the first book, which introduces the idea of the 'fifth quarter', by delving into what can be done with it (the fifth quarter/element).
Just as in the first book, Huff gives just a little of what's going on with 'the enemy' to keep the reader on edge. The reader gets to see a little more of what's going on in the other side.
The plot itself moved slowly in the beginning, but about 3/5ths of the way through it really picks up. I personally think she could have done a lot more with the psychological aspects going one between Vree and Bannon during their 'cohabitation' together. The parts that she does write in are vivid and detailed though.
Be forewarned that Book 3 does involve some of the same characters as Book 2 (this one), so one may need to read this before moving on to the next.
*I also wanted to make note that the "incest" factor is psychological and not physical. It's thoughts, rather than actions, and even that is somewhat questionable.
Mmm, incest. Also, complex characters and surprising twists.