I was very impressed with the debut novel so had my fingers crossed that the author maintained that high standard and I'm so pleased to say that he has. Being an avid reader of series and repeating characters I like to get to know them and empathise with them. This book makes you care for Paul and his ongoing journey to find meaning and you feel for the characters as you hear about their past lives and the effect on their present.
To be honest I could have done with another few hundred pages to reduce the wait for the next book but am glad to see that Matthew Munson is not a one-hit wonder and look forward to what he produces next.
A recommended read, just find a quiet spot and enjoy it in one sitting. A great addition to anyone's library of fantasy books.