A great continuation to the series. Once again, the author gives us the story of another Kingdom. We get to return to En, which was introduced to us in the first book. We reunite with Enki and the King, Shoryu. This book focuses on how the two met, and how the prosperous rule under them began. We also get some great personal backrounds on each. Once again the author has done a wonderful job creating characters personalities, story line, and history. This story has yet to disappoint and while its length may seem intimidating, the book is actually an easy read. Action, history, politics and personal relations blend well together once more. I am eager to read the next one.