This is a thumping good read. It's got everything that you need: High adventure, romance, revenge. For god's sake, it's even got Pirates!
Like so many of the other reviewers, I stubled upon this, without meaning to. I had been given book tokens, and was left with a pound to spend. The lovely man in the shop suggested this, and his selection was far superior to my own.
The writing is brilliant (if you like that sort of thing) with exactly the right word slipped in without you noticing so that the visuals are spectacular.
And the story leads you on it's not so merry dance through the crazy upside down world that Reeve has invented, sucking you in so that you hang on every plot twist and cliff hanger.
I am going to get the next one tomorrow. If you don't already have this, then go and get it.