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This review is from: In the Cities of Coin and Spice: 2 (Orphan's Tales) (Paperback)
I was a bit dubious as to whether this would be as good as the prequel but it was! i love the way every single story between the two books connect in some way.
The main story is again about the girl in the garden telling stories from the tatooes on her eyes to the prince(and future sultan). she starts by telling a story, and a character from it starts telling the protagonist a story and so on, so the stories unfold like a set of Russian dolls.
And the best thing about the book is you discover who the girl in the garden is, and why she has the tatooes around her eyes; it is a very satisfying revelation.
You will be thinking about this book and it's predecessor long after finishing them.