I never know to say in these things. I guess that says something about me. I read a lot, write stories, and like books. I like a good debate. Nothing else is to say. :-)
The second addition to this series is much darker. Sybella has been through so much trauma and heartache, and when we meet her she is at her lowest and most frightened. Her whole life she has been a pawn, used in the games of her father, her brothers and the Nuns, and it has nearly broken her. This was a tale more of how she learns to get past these traumas and her own guilt and blame to find worth in herself. It is also a tale of how she learns to accept love as something she is worthy.
All the action and intrigue and history are just a nice extra to the journey Sybella takes...a nice extra. Short and sweet, but I liked this one a lot and found it a lot more personal and richer than the first.