This book make you entwined with the characters and you feel bad, glad, sad, and all these other feelings, you don't want to put the book down or stop reading it sooo good and interesting with demons and a connection with humans and demons that a little startling, well I don't want to give too much away, you'll just to read the books.
I enjoyed the first enough to turn to this second book in the series, a fairly well-wrought traditional secondary-world fantasy.
This is less interesting than the first, which benefited from a strongly delineated relationship between Seyonne and Alexander, who is all but absent from this volume. In this follow-up, Berg manipulates events to land our hero in the same situation as the first--again he is a slave, again he is tortured, and again he saves the day in exactly the same manner as in the first novel.
Like the first, it is unrelentingly serious, and the female characters are more compelling than the male, though less in the forefront. Both books are longer than need be; there is less plot than a book its size would warrant, and the writing is pleasant but not brilliant. (I think its size is a case of too many incidents to illustrate the same point).
Would you like it? It's certainly immersive, and if you read the first and very much enjoyed the protagonist, you may be inclined to continue his adventures. If you didn't really care for the first, well, this isn't a case of a stunning second novel marking a great advance upon a first, they're both of a piece.
Note: a 3 star ranking from me is actually pretty good; I reserve 4 stars for tremendously good works, and 5 only for the rare few that are or ought to be classic; unfortunately most books published are 2 or less.