The second book in the Unhewn Throne series was just as good as the first. Staveley spent more time developing his characters and taking his readers on an action packed journey. I'm really not sure why it took me weeks to read it. Our three main characters were interesting and their journey equally exciting. Staveley was able to establish each character's point of view well that I really couldn't decide who was my favorite.
At first I was a bit disappointed with Adare, expecting more cliche type actions from a woman character but Staveley pulled her story through well. I do hope the next book brings us more details on the gods and the empire as it dealt with their past war. The bits and pieces provided via flashbacks seem lacking.
I would recommend this book and look forward to the next installment.