This sequel was a much easier read than it's predecessor. Though characters are still faced with hard decisions, and the barbaric aspect still remains, it's a wonderful read with an ending that keeps me coming back for more.
This book is absolutely amazing! Starts just a bit slow but once "the journey" starts, you will NOT want to put it down. Juliet Marillier is a very wise woman and gifted storyteller. I would really love to see the Light Isles series continue!