With Noonshade, Barclay continues the developments in Dawnthief, and gives further insight to the world and history of Balaia, and other dimensions which interact with it. Noonshade is as action packed as Dawnthief, yet Barclay shows an even better skill at clearly and concicely outlining character thoughts and feelings. He also masterfully brings together all the subplots of the novel for another strong finish leaving the reader wanting more of The Raven.
I just started Nightchild after finishing Noonshade, and Barclay seems to have improved yet more, which didn't seem possible after reading Noonshade. All in all, this is a great fantasy series, and there is another series about The Raven, The Legend Of The Raven, with two books published so far. I look forward to reading them all, and reading any book by Barclay.