There is a great combination of good and bad in the book that balances out perfectly. It's never any fun when the good guy rules the day without any conflict, making him above everyone else to the utmost extreme. No one likes a villain who is just so evil, no one can ever stand up to him and there's no "save the day" moment. This book was a great middle ground.
There is a great combination of sic-fi and overly dramatic incidents to keep every type of reader entertained throughout the whole book. You'll learn about different countries, cultures, and even other dimensions. While you complete each chapter you are given another piece of the puzzle to the main plot. As I read the book, I never was certain on what was to come up next, or the outcome of any particular action. Marie Harbon keeps you questioning what direction the book is going to go with many twists and turns, keeping you on the edge of your seat.
What I really enjoyed was Marie Harbon's imagination for torture, fear, and all the dramatic issues that arise throughout the book. It's brilliantly written from a very creative and inventive mind.
Marie does a great job at summarizing the first book up, so you are somewhat caught up as you read the second book, but I do highly recommend you start with the first book in this series before reading this one.
The cover resembles the first book written by Ms. Harbon, so I was already pretty intrigued, and I'm sure the other readers out there can agree. I enjoyed reading this book with no spelling or grammar issues to be found, and applaud her great editor. I would rate this book a 5/5.