I think this series must be growing on me a bit. The first book wasn't super impressive, obviously since it has taken me awhile to pick up the sequel. This one however was much more riveting, especially the characters. I loved how there was so much more depth added to each of the characters. It always impresses me to see how imaginative people can be, especially authors. Just when I thought I could see how this story was going to play out some new unexpected turn is thrown out. I really enjoyed the ride on this one. It may also have helped that I listened to this and the accents really added a lot. Also, I must say I feel really sad that I don't have all those awesome statues beautifying the city I live in. I never thought much of statues until this book.