This book builds on the aftermath of the first and shows you what the world becomes after the God's are freed. I think I enjoyed this one even more, because it had more of a human element that the first. It spread out more into the world, gave us a good idea of the people and structure, culture and life that existed outside of the Gods and people in power. The Journey of Itempas is so interesting and compelling...I would love to know what is going on in his head. Can't wait for the next installment. I hope to find out how he fared.