Continues the story of the first book but unlike the first book this and the third book devolve from a great story with great themes that come together with poignant pathos into just one damn thing after another. The third book was torture to read. Do yourself a favor and make up your own ending -- it will be far more enjoyable than actually slogging through these two.
Absolutely Fantastic! This was a lot quicker paced than "The One Kingdom". So between that and already knowing what was going on, this was an excellent read.
A lot of the backstory about the Children of Wyrr is talked about, even if not totally explained.
What I found most interesting though, was the whole Nagar/Human symbiote/whatever relationship going on between the Children of Wyrr and their human hosts. How much of the Children of Wyrr is changed when they merge with a new human? That wasn't really explored deeply, but I enjoyed speculating about it.
The first book in this series showed some promise, but it appears Mr. Russell just ran out of steam. This thing drags you through the swamps, and if it moved any slower, it'd go backwards.